Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Case Study

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These individuals are serving our country and risking it to defend an American Dream. Over the years served, they are asked to fight on seas in wars and secret battles for the right to come home. These deployments or trainings can last any given period time in a year. This would cause a change in their personal, family, professional, and any other level that affects daily function to return back to a normal live. One of these biggest issues that an active duty service member, veteran or reservist may face is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder commonly known as PTSD. This is a growing issue that a soldier will have to discuss with a counselor for the rest of their lives. The historical background of PTSD has given a new look on assessments and new …show more content…
It starts with a serious psychological issue that comes from seeing a traumatic event. During the Vietnam War, the mental health issue was placed on a larger stage for the world. During the Civil War, it was called “Da Costa’s Syndrome” from Jacob Mendez Da Costa (Da Costa JM 2016). It was first given attention after the soldiers shared utter fatigue, exaggeration of symptoms, tremors, palpitation, and fear. It was suggested the symptoms were tied to abandonment of challenges. In 1871, he reported that all of these issues were related stress in war times and increased fear. It increased during the civil war and the First World War.
This disorder is referred to as Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which shows the severe, chronic anxiety disorder that comes from a life threatening event that alters the soldier’s behavior and increase negative thoughts (Friedman, M. J. (2013). The criteria for this disorder will include three symptom clusters which involves reliving the experiences and being unemotional availability while hyperarousal involves awareness of environment from loud
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(2014). There will be several times where faith will impact the lifestyle and values of the person. The spiritual side must be considered and acknowledge for the personal growth of the client in how they approach, understand, contract future issues that apply to themselves. When the spiritual assessment is included then it helps the social worker to teach faith to their clients. As a result of skillful assessment the social worker will be equipped to present faith as a presenting problem to help integrate faith within the sessions. The hard part happens when a social worker attempts to involve faith into social work because it feel useless or not a good starting point for the session. This would be a problem with a soldier that may not believe in religion anymore due to traumatic events in their lives. So if the social worker is uncomfortable then the client will be too. This assessment will help the client out in the field if that is a part of the treatment. It is a way of sparking personal growth within the person and helping to install hope into the session.
The psycho emotional stress can be loss of someone’s ability to feel loss or things that will affect them by their environment. The traumatic events are examples lead to the examples

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