Symptoms And Injuries Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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“ Emotionless, that’s how I feel. Devoid of everything held dear. Changes neither perception nor direction, no matter how far or near. I go back to the things I know in the vain hope that it will lift me, breath life into me, give me a rush, help me and fill me. Nevertheless, what is left? I am emotionless that is how I feel.” A percentage of military personnel return from the aftermath of war, diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder “PTSD” or major depression. The Counseling Services Act for Veterans and their Families in 1975 established for management of psychological symptoms and injury that may take years or decades to manifest. PTSD accounts for some 40% of Vietnam veterans, 78% of those diagnosed would never reach full symptom remission. There were questions on whether cases of delayed-onset PTSD malingered, the observance also manifest because of severe injury unrelated to combat (Hassija, Garvert & Cloitre, 2015). Many veterans struggle processing their traumatic war experiences leaving them emotionless or feeling guilty in some way. Replaying episodes experienced in war-zone (friends, family, and military comrades). The distress causes self-blame and prevents individuals from seeking self-care. These things are not just struggles with military personnel but also civilians, who are afraid of taking first steps towards self-care, through Veteran Center or behavioral health facilities (Hassija, Garvert & Cloitre, 2015). Social workers also struggle
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