Stress And Interpersonal Disorder

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Researchers also suggest that survivors of MST experience difficulty with emotional regulation and identity, which may suggest more complex traumatic experiences for these survivors (Bell, Dardis, Vento, & Street, 2017). Research shows that diagnosis of personality disorders for the population of veterans that have had experiences with MST, but this may be indicative of trauma experienced in early childhood (Bell, Dardis, Vento, & Street, 2017). Bell, Dardis, Vento, and Street (2017) claim that after taking childhood and other adult interpersonal trauma into consideration, MST continued to be a predictor of MST in a sample of female veterans for symptomology more closely related to complex trauma. Males survivors of MST have reported…show more content…
Finally, the military’s deep sense of personal control and strength can have many survivors of MST questioning their personal identity with these traits after the incident(s) of MST and these thoughts can be amplified is survivors of MST are labeled as weak (Bell, Dardie, Vento, & Street, 2017). Current Treatments and Policy The research shows that veterans and service members exposed to MTS are at greater risk of developing PTSD, which has influenced the Veterans Affairs Administration to develop programs to assist survivors of MST (Holliday, Williams, Bird, Mullen, and Suris, 2015). The Veterans Affairs Administration currently offers treatment to any service member that reports that they were a victim of MST (Katz, 2016). The Veterans Affairs Administration currently employs several evidenced base models to treatment survivors of MST including: Prolonged exposure therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Katz, 2016). Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE) has been shown to be an effective model for treating veterans with PTSD (Goodson, Helstrom, Marino, & Smith, 2017). Dropout rates for treatment with PE range from 16 to 44%, with a rate of approximately 30-37% for veterans that receive the full scope of the treatment that do not respond to the treatment (Goodson, Helstrom, Marino, & Smith, 2017). A number of studies
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