PV2 Franco, Eric
To gain better understanding of PTSD and it's negative effects on soldiers.
C & E shop full of highly motivated soldiers in a low risk learning environment.
Workers in the C & E shop will have a greater knowledge on PTSD.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is commonly referred to as PTSD. PTSD is defined as a mental health conditioned that's triggered by a terrifying event, either experiencing or witnessing it.
PTSD is mainly associated with soldiers returning who have been deployed and have witnessed or endured life threatening events. Although this is a fact others can develop PTSD if they go through an overwhelming life experience. Some which may include the following:
Signs and symptoms Development of PTSD varies from person to person. Symptoms can develop within hours or days after the event but it may take several weeks even months before they appear.
One symptom is re-experiencing the traumatic event. The person affected may have intrusive or upsetting memories or the event. Nightmares, either of the event or of other frightening things. Also intense physical reactions to reminders of the event such as rapid breathing, muscle tension or sweating.
One sign of PTSD is avoidance, including avoiding activities, places or thoughts. Loss of interest in activities or life in general.…