Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

1699 WordsApr 16, 20167 Pages
Over the recent years PTSD- post traumatic stress disorder has become a problem among veterans returning from the Afghanistan and Iraq war. Even after returning to American soils, veterans are battling with the effects of this mental illness, but who else is suffers from this illness. Family members and caregivers are also affected from PTSD. The soldier, the family member and caregivers once knew before going over sea to war is no longer the same. It can take an emotional toll on someone, whose loved one suffers from PTSD. The symptoms and side effects of PTSD can be terrifying for someone that does not have an understanding of PTSD. Family members and caregivers have different reactions when it comes to family members that suffer from PTSD, which can cause relationship problems among them. Treatment is always an option among families that are having a hard time with the effects of PTSD. The question that some may ask is- what is PTSD- post traumatic stress disorder. Well “PTSD is one of the most common mental health conditions” in the United States (Charles, 2013). There are two different types of PTSD, civilian PTSD and combat PTSD. Civilian PTSD is when someone witnesses or is a part of a tragic event. These events can include a natural disaster, living through a violent act or neglect; experience a sudden death of someone close and witnessing or being in a tragic accident or event, such as a car accident or 9/11. Combat PTSD is different but is similar than civilian
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