Ptsd Essay

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PTSD is a growing issue in New Zealand and our current methods for treating this are in sufficient. 6.1% of people living in New Zealand have some kind of anxiety disorder in the year 2010 and in 2006, 3.5% of the New Zealand population at that time, had been diagnosed with PTSD. The New Zealand Government should subsidize 70% of surf lesson costs for people with PTSD and build 6 Float Centers in New Zealand’s key cities. In conjunction with this, the Ministry of Social Development should raise awareness of their funding program for people with mental illness. This report will be focusing on what is PTSD, what is PTSD, what is being done, what could be done and what should be done. What is PTSD? PTSD means Post-Traumatic Stress…show more content…
Another sign of PTSD is avoidance. People suffering from PTSD can feel somewhat detached from society, their friends, family and they can end up stopping activities they had once enjoyed. An additional indication that someone has PTSD is hyperarousal. Hyperarousal is when a person with PTSD constantly feel on alert and jumpy. Also disturbed sleep and are more irritable. There are may risks of PTSD This can lead depression, that can lead to suicidal thoughts and this happened mostly when it isn’t treated. It can lead to panic attacks. This can develop food disorders. Issues with drugs or alcohol use. People who have experienced depression in their lives are more likely to be affected by PTSD. PTSD is an individual mental illness but involves depression and anxiety. Meaning that someone who has PTSD is constantly feeling on edge. In the 2011/2012 New Zealand health survey it revealed that 14.3% of New Zealand adults (over 500,000 people) had been diagnosed with depression at some time in their lives, and over 200,000 people (6.1%) had been diagnosed with anxiety disorder including PTSD. The rates of depression and anxiety in Women is much higher than the rate of Men with these illnesses. 17.9% of Women in New Zealand had been diagnosed with depression, and 7.7% with anxiety. Compared to men with depression, 10.4%, and anxiety, 4.4%. These figures include everyone with any kind of depressive illness and any kind of anxiety disorder which include many other
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