Posttraumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

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Description Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is defined as “a condition that generates waves of anxiety, anger, aggression, depression and suspicion; threatens a person’s sense of self; and interferes with daily life functioning” (Smeltzer, Bare, Hinkle & Cheever, 2010, p. 99). As human beings, we are built with different type of emotions and feelings that can endanger us or benefit us. When faced with a traumatic life event, an individual will either overcome the event and become stronger from the experience or that event can hinder the person causing them to experience the signs and symptoms of PTSD. According to Carrion and Kletter (2012), (as cited in Gabbay, Oatis, Silva & Hirsch, 2004) “epidemiological studies indicate that children exposed to trauma are at much greater risk for PTSD” (p. 22). Adolescents do not have any strong sense of resilience as compared to most adults that have been exposed to the same traumatic events.
Review of Literature Studies confirm that PTSD is developed as a result of a traumatic event or from repetitive maltreatment. According to Bender, Postlewait, Thompson & Springer (2011), study done by using data from the National Survey for Child and Adolescent Well-Being. The goal of the study was to examine whether adolescents that were “of physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect” (p. 70) would go on to commit delinquent behaviors. The study conducted measured both the direct effect of maltreatment and the indirect effect of the…
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