Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Charles L. Lawton General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform my listeners about the truth about PTSD INTRODUCTION I. Attention getter It is common knowledge that, it is normal for humans to feel terror and to also be cautious in a perilous period or event. This normal social response is known as “fight-or-flight” response, it is a healthy reaction a person has that protects them from harm. When a person has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, this typically healthy response is altered or impaired. People who experience this mental sickness feel they are continuously in peril, even when the endangerment is no longer existent. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety condition people get after they witness or have a tragic or dangerous event happen to them (VA/DoD, 2005). II. Motivation General, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a very severe and destructive mental disorder. If left untouched this mental disorder can lead to distressing effects on a person’s life. It is always very hard when someone has to go through a trying time or event, and justifiably problems arise from these events. The positive aspect to this mental disorder is that there are great resources available to patients, and there is a light at the end of this mental disorder’s tunnel. Someone can fully recover from this mental disorder and go on to function with stability in everyday life, consisting of a healthy future. It is my hopes as someone
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