Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder is a disorder that can occur after an even that would be considered traumatic to a person. A violent experience for example death or injury though war can lead to this disorder. People who have this disorder can be stressed even though they are not in the situation anymore. Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD for short is currently a growing concern these days. We have troops serving for our country, when they come back from war there are some of them that come back scared from terrible events that they witnessed. Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect not only soldiers in wars, but the disorder can affect people that survive natural disasters for example hurricanes, tornados and earth quakes. Also post-traumatic stress disorder can occur in people if they have been involved in a violent crime for example a shooting or a bombing. In some cases people may have something called survivor’s guilt in which the person feels guilty for living when others around them are dead. The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are grouped in to three separate categories. First is re-experiencing symptoms , avoidance symptoms, and Hyper arousal symptoms Recently in my English class we have been reading short stories from the author J.D Salinger. In both short stories the main character is affected by post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. In the short story a perfect day for bananafish it starts with a conversation between Muriel and her concerned mother. From the beginning of the story we find out that in the conversation Muriel as well as her mother know that there is something wrong with Seymour. Muriel’s mother is more concerned for Muriel’s husband Seymour. She kept asking questions about how he is doing and she is suggesting that he should see a doctor. Seymour served in the war in which was believed to be released from the hospital early which is the reason why Muriel’s mother believes that is why he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. I believe that Muriel wanted to stay at the resort to distract her from what is actually happening in reality and that she doesn’t want to face the truth. On the beach Seymour finds Sybil and informs her that he really likes hers blue bathing suit, but she tells him that the bathing suit is actually yellow. It shows that there is something obviously wrong with him. He tells her about the banana fish and how it’s greedy because it keeps of eating, but it cannot get out because it stuck in the hole and it eventually dies. It is just like Seymour at the end of the story his…
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychological disorder that has trouble many different people throughout the world. Post-traumatic stress disorder also known as PTSD, is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after you've seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. About 24.5 Americans have had PTSD at any given time. PTSD can happen at any age to anybody. Many things can be the causing factors in giving someone PTSD…
Kyle’s military background provides him awareness of the impact his behavior is having on his family, it appears Kyle could have that ability for insight, capability to maintain and motive for change.
Axis I: 309.81 post traumatic stress disorder
Axis II: V71.09 no diagnosis
Axis III: ICD-10-CM- 530.81 (K21.9) - Gastro esophageal reflux disease.
Axis IV: problems with primary support group- disruption of family by separation Kyle has been deported twice.
Problems with primary support…
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Posttraumatic stress disorder is a common and disabling disorder that develops as a consequence of traumatic events and is characterized by distressing re-experiencing portions of the trauma, avoidance of reminders, emotional numbing and hyper-arousal. In spite of the deleterious impact of PTSD within the U.S. military, our current understanding of the human pathophysiology governing the divergent paths associated with extreme…
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
American Military University
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that effects not just war torn military veterans, but can affect anyone at any age that experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. The diagnosis for this disorder is becoming easier to recognize and the prognosis for recovery from PTSD is simple on paper, yet proving to be a tough task due to the toll that it can take…
Hypnosis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
July 7, 2013
Do you or someone you know suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? There are many, including myself who battles daily with this horrific anxiety disorder. Post –Traumatic Stress Disorder hits home and I have had daily battles with this disorder for many years. In February 1993, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and never thought the unimaginable would happen. When Brittani was six months old she…
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that is triggered by a traumatic event. One can develop PTSD from experiencing or witnessing something traumatic, which causes intense fear, horror or helplessness. Symptoms of PTSD are re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoidance, reduced responsiveness, and increased arousal, anxiety or guilt as a result of the event that last longer than a month (APA, 2000). I will examine PTSD from a biological, developmental and motivational…
Respond to the following
Stress can be the root cause of psychological disorders, Name four symptoms shared by acute and posttraumatic stress disorders.
1. Re-experiencing the traumatic event: Nightmare’s or re-experiencing events that had occurred that were not pleasant such as reoccurring thoughts, memories, and dreams. A few relive the events through flashbacks. ( Clark 2005)
2. Avoidance: People that usually avoid activities that remind them of the traumatic events and will try to avoid…
PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a serious anxiety disorder that people usually get after experiencing a traumatic event. These events are often referred to as triggers. There are many events that can cause PTSD. The most common events are battle at war, sexual abuse or assault, traumatic accidents, and the loss of a loved one, usually a child or spouse. There are many symptoms of PTSD which make it hard to diagnose. These symptoms include, but are not limited to, anxiety…
Assignment: Mental Illness Paper
March 20, 2014
Working on a military installation I encounter soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. We hear stories of what PTSD is and how it affect people and we see it reenacted time after time on television programs like Lifetime's Army Wives. it was not until my boyfriend returned from deployment to Afghanistan. When he came home he spoke of how he saw things that he would never want his kids to experience…
University of Phoenix Material
Psychological and Psychophysiological Stress Disorders
Respond to the following:
1. Stress can be the root cause of psychological disorders. Name four symptoms shared by acute and posttraumatic stress disorders.
1) Re-experiencing the traumatic event – flashbacks, reliving the trauma, bad dreams/nightmares, and frightening thoughts
2) Avoidance – staying away from things that remind you of the experience, feeling emotionally numb, feeling guilt, depression…