Ptd In The Military Essay

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Treatment for Military Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental disorder caused by a traumatic incident that happened to a person or which a person has seen. Most people who have PTSD are those who did not directly suffer from a traumatic incident, but rather those who saw the trauma. Many military personnel suffer from this disorder because of what they see in warfare. Aggressive behavior is the most common sign of PTSD found in veterans. “Violence amongst service members returning from combat has been described since the beginning of recorded history (Shay, 1994; Tuchman, 1987), and research confirms that violence and aggression are significant concerns among contemporary combat veterans (Elbogen, Wagner, et al., 2010; Forbes & Bryant, 2013; Macmanus et al., 2013; Wright, Foran, Wood, Eckford, & McGurk, 2012).” “ In studies enrolling veterans from previous wars, researchers have learned how to assess for anger using valid methods, what factors are empirically related to aggression and violence, and what kinds of cognitive-behavioral techniques seem promising for reducing anger and, by extension, possibly aggression.” (Treating PTSD in Military Personnel, A Clinical Handbook, 317). There are many treatments for this disorder. The VA (U.S. Department of…show more content…
Many treatments include; Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Couple and Family Therapy, Psychopharmacological Treatment, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation. As stated by the VA, “the following treatments for PTSD work: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Medications called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
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