Causes And Risks Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Have you been through some traumatic event in your life and sometimes continue to dwell on the event? If you do this could be the cause of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This effects many thousands of people throughout the United States and the world. People who have greater risks for PTSD are first responders and Military personnel. According to the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, for every ten men, six of them will experience one incident in their life and for every 10 women, five will experience some sort if trauma as well. Women are more likely to develop PTSD than men. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Post-Traumatic Stress disorder, “is a disorder that develops in some people who have seen or lived through a shocking, scary, or dangerous event”. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has been in illness for decades. Soldiers from the Civil War, World War I and World War II had PTSD, however it was not known as an illness at that …show more content…
Everyone’s brain and body are set up differently and react differently to certain things and events. Some people will experience short term PTSD and others may experience long term PTSD symptoms. With some people symptoms can appear within a few months and others in a few years. Along with short and long term symptoms, some people recover within a few months’ time and others might not at all recover from PTSD. When being diagnosed with PTSD people might experience flashbacks, bad dreams, and frightening thoughts. The symptoms might cause them to leave or avoiding certain places. It could also cause the person to avoid going anywhere all together. Some might get angry, have difficulty sleeping ETC. Not everyone will have the same symptoms and not everyone will be angry as some people think that people who have PTSD get angry. This is not the case, as we know that PTSD effects everyone

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