Ptsd And Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

1216 Words Nov 18th, 2014 5 Pages
PTSD or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a growing concern with our returning soldiers. As technology is advancing, battles are becoming more and more gruesome. The scars from defending your country are not only physical. Some scars may not be visible, but are even more dangerous. The trauma imbedded in these men and women’s heads will cause pain for them and their entire family. The dictionary definition of PTSD is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious physical harm occurred or was threatened. It has also been called battle fatigue or shell shock. It may be everlasting and it is devastating to the person’s mental health. Some of the more serious side effects from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder are reliving and anxiety. Soldiers after they return home can have their minds sent back to the battlefield. They could be sitting at their dinner table, but their minds make them go back to the war they experienced and relive it. This can be extremely frightening. It can harm the person themselves, and anyone around them. Anxiety is extremely common and makes the person more jumpy and paranoid. The memories of war haunt them and make them live in fear because of the side effects. Soldiers are the most perceptible to have PTSD occur after their leave of duty. These men and women fight day after day in the harshest conditions. With limited supplies and everyday essentials, they…
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