"Post Traumatic Stress Disorder." Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs, 2007. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has severely affected the lives of countless military veterans throughout the years. Consequently, there likely are many more PTSD cases that exist and go unreported, or misdiagnosed due to misconceptions when reported (Samuelson, Bartel, Jordan, & Valadez, 2017). To this extent, I am going to discuss my views on two articles. The first article explains the patient’s perceptions of PTSD symptoms. The second article explains the effects of performing Yoga as an unconventional form of treatment for PTSD patients. Each study was conducted on the men and women veterans of our Armed Forces. As citizens of the United States of America, we owe the Armed Forces a debt of
PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a mental health condition that can occur after a person experiences a traumatic event such as disasters, assault or combat. This is an issue that many Veterans encounter while being involved in military duty. However, there is help available.
A study in 2008 showed that about 300,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffer from PTSD or major depression, and about 320,000 may have experienced at least a mild concussion or brain injury in combat (Zoroya). American society is witnessing a hasty rise in the need for treatment of PTSD for returning soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Most of have heard the term Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. The Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs estimate that 7.8 percent of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. We commonly associate PTSD with soldiers who have fought in wars. About 30 percent of the men and women who have spent time in war zones experience PTSD. (Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs. (2007). No one is immune to it. Other traumatic events can also cause PTSD. The general knowledge required to understand PTSD include: The definition, possible causes, symptoms and current treatment options. Learning these you will be able to come up with a treatment plan to help your clients.
This annotated bibliography looked at 6 different journal articles on the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) versus other methods and variations of CBT. Historically speaking, it is common knowledge in the field of psychology for CBT to have a 50% success rate for patients with PTSD in that it either works or it doesn’t work, which is traceable to the patients commitment to the therapy. These articles review abstract ideas that have been ventured upon by researchers to corroborate the preconceived notions of CBT and PTSD and find a
Using the diagnostic algorithm discussed in class as a guide, explain how you would arrive at a diagnosis of PTSD based on the clinical data in the case example. Be sure to justify the ways in which the client meets all of the diagnostic criteria for PTSD and provide information about how you would go about elaborating on your diagnosis according to this model.
America the beautiful, land of the free, but at what cost is that freedom attained? Freedom is usually attained through war and suffering. Many soldiers lose their lives fighting for their country. Even though many returned physically healthy, some of the men and women are fighting a new battle on the home front of their own minds. Living with something as mentally tormenting as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is something many veterans have to deal with on a daily basis. Not only do these men and women have to deal with the regret of their own actions, but they have to deal with the horrible treatment of those around them. They are living a life of torture knowing there is no cure; however, some people have found natural and positive ways to treat the symptoms. Even though many skeptics believe this disorder doesn’t exist, tests have been run proving the nightmare is as deep as
In August of 2010, I had the pleasure of meeting Patrick . Amongst the plethora of people milling about the meet and greet of the college circle we shook hands and exchanged pleasantries. Patrick had the face of someone who had seen more of the world than most of the 18 and 19-year-olds present and during the course of our conversation he told me that he had just returned from Afghanistan, a transfer from being a non-commissioned officer (NCM) member of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) to a student at the Royal Military College (RMC), intent on becoming an officer.
That moment where he witnessed his comrade get his face melted off, has traumatized his mind. He cannot relinquish himself from this horrid memory. Therefore, he suffers from these horrid images. Ultimately, his mind has suffered from the war and cause him to have PTSD.
There is not one person that is exclusively safe from the risk of becoming a casualty to Posttraumatic Stress. Everyday in our lives we step out into a world with endless dangers around each corner, yet to think about each possibility would consume the mind so much so that the quality of one’s life would diminish. Every time we get into a car, walk in an elevator, or leave the tranquility of our beds, we are risking becoming the victim of a direct incident, or being held by repercussions from that incident. These repercussions can come in the forms of nightmares, flashbacks, mood swings, depression, lifestyle changes, and even suicide. Every career carries with it the dangers of becoming victim to PTSD, which is why researching specific causes
Only about one out of three people who experience an emotional trauma first hand, actually develop Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (“Causes of Post-traumatic”). Given what happened to him during the course of the book, Paul most likely would have developed some form of PTSD. First off we will touch on what some of the potential causes of PTSD are. Next will be the treatment of this disorder now and how it works. Last will be how and where PTSD comes in contact with the novel. This topic is very prominent throughout the course of the novel.
A troubled life full of traumatic events and indelible wounds at the hands of those who should love and protect us from the harshness of the world led me to develop a chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, which has somewhat denied me the chance of a normal life, at least in the personal sphere. After leaving the family home desperate for a safe shelter where to find relief, I fell from the frying pan into, by marrying brace a man who manipulated me psychologically up to destroy even what little semblance of self-esteem I had left. Unfortunately, around the middle of the first semester the anxiety attacks, caused by PTSD, have become gradually more frequent as to require psychological support—a support promptly offered by the Health Center
All the experiments performed by Rau, Decola, & Fanselow support a phenomenon in which prior exposure to several shocks enhances subsequence learning of conditional fear. Based on the data they suggested that this effect occurs because the potent pre-shock experience sensitized the subject’s susceptibility to acquire conditional fear. It also proves that this procedure may serve as a model of specific components of PTSD. This series of experiment provides insight into the possible treatments for PTSD. Neither behavioral nor pharmacological elimination of the fear to the original traumatic context was capable of alleviating the effects of the stressor. It will is important for future studies to determine the mechanisms for this sensitization, which will be able to provide a complete treatment for PTSD.
According to a Tanielian and Jaycox (2008) study, as of September 2014 there were approximately 2.7 million American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars”. Of the 2.7 million at least 20% of the veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan wars obtained PTSD and/or depression. However, it was noted that when interviewed, the military counselors stated that they believe that the percentage rate of veterans with PTSD was much higher. The number is said to continue to increase when combined with traumatic brain injury (TBI).