Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

2585 Words Aug 14th, 2014 11 Pages
Kaylen Balthazar-Chang
August 14, 2014
ANTH 362
Final Paper

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

War, tragedy, and trauma; life altering situations such as these may cause someone to feel unsafe for the rest of their life. A symptom that may come about from these types of situations is something known as PTSD. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a symptom that may occur after an individual is subjected to a traumatic event in which they were exposed to physical harm or the threat of harm. PTSD may stem from many causes and usually involves situations where an individual does not have full control over what is occurring. Every situation is different and the intensity of the disorder may range from a very mild case to a life-threatening situation. Individuals with PTSD typically possess this condition throughout their lifetime with no known cure that has yet been established. PTSD may be the sole result or contribute to an individual’s outcome depending on the scenario. Soldiers who go away to war were constantly surrounded by gunshots, yelling, bombs, and loud noises, which may cause them to be paranoid once they return home. Adverse effects are still haunting survivors of the holocaust who were only innocent kids at the time. The most horrifying recent events that have affected our nation include the Boston Marathon bombing and the terrorist attack on the twin towers on September 11, 2001. The repercussions of these events are still evident in today’s society. Although…
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