Challenges Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
When a human experiences something traumatizing, there is a very high possibility that it will affect that person in a negative way. If the experience was extremely traumatizing for the person, the challenges one will face will not be for short-term but more likely long-term. The inability to go on with one’s daily life because of the challenges and suffering one faces will make life a bit difficult. Post-traumatic stress disorder is what one will face after a traumatizing experience or event. In “Abnormal Psychology”, James N. Butcher, Jill M. Hooley, and Susan Mineka (2007), define post-traumatic stress disorder as a “disorder that occurs following an extreme traumatic event, in which a person
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In post-traumatic stress disorder, it is known for the stress caused by the traumatic event to cause this disorder. Iribarren, Paolo Prolo, Negoita Neagos, and Francesco Chiappelli (2005), mention how the stress from traumatic events lead to psycho-emotional and physiopathological outcomes. People who struggle with post-traumatic stress syndrome often have reoccurring flashbacks of the traumatic incident and struggle to sleep as they experience nightmares of the incident. It is hard to move on from the moment because people who struggle with this disorder are stuck in the moment of trauma. Having a difficult time moving on many areas of their life can be affect, such as socially, biologically, psychologically, and …show more content…
This disorder was first associated with veterans who were coming back home from war as they struggled to go on with their daily life without facing any disturbances. They would constantly be reminded of what they experienced out in the war field. According to Javier Iribarren, Paolo Prolo, Negoita Neagos, and Francesco Chiappelli (2005), soon after the Vietnam tragedy, the terminology of post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, arose as observations were made that the traumatic events exposed to the human eye can lead to an excess of psychobiological manifestation. Even before the Vietnam tragedy happened there were other tragedies that occurred, therefore, the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder were also present then. Although the symptoms were present the terminology post-traumatic stress disorder was not yet made known, therefore, Iribarren, Prolo, Neagos, and Chiappeli (2005), stated that from the American internist Jacob Mendez Da Costa, ‘Da Costa’s Syndrome’ was the term they referred to during the time of the Civil War when post-traumatic symptoms developed and appeared. While the term post-traumatic stress disorder was in the making, the disorder was very well observed during the time of the Civil War and World War I (Iribarren, Prolo, Neagos, & Ciapelli, 2005). In order for the term post-traumatic stress disorder to be made, great observation had to be made in order for this

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