Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Leading Causes Of PTSD In War

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Why I chose this topic I chose to research Post Traumatic Stress Disorder because I have personal experience about the subject. While doing this study I had to question myself multiple times on my opinions about war and military actions. I have always known that war is something that will always be happening, and I am aware that killing is the number 1 thing that happens during war, on both sides, but seeing people die, and not being able to help them, is a leading cause of PTSD in military personnel. If almost 49% of the people deployed into war come back with PTSD (Melinda Smith, M.A. September 2014), why are people still supporting such a terrible thing?

Introduction to PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that
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Last updated: September 2014). These symptoms can be shown differently by all people but the one that is most apparent is that once returning home from combat, many soldiers report waking up in terror after an extensively vivid dream where every feeling was brought to light once again. This was occurring for many of the soldiers battling the disorder. Suicide is at a much higher rate for the men and women dealing with this because they feel too ashamed to seek help. The anxiety can take over the mind and make the person too afraid to leave the house, too afraid to work, and too afraid to get help in fear that they would seem weak. The depression which comes along with PTSD can eventually lead to either death or the debilitating effect of not being able to work and provide for the family. PTSD affects both the soldier and the ones they love. Any disorder alike to PTSD puts a major strain on marriages and sadly many of them end in …show more content…
This source provided me with information about the causes, the symptoms, and the challenges that are met with this illness. The main information that I found on this website was information about the brain and the parietal lobes when dealing with post traumatic stress disorder. The only limitations I may have been exposed to is the fact that these psychologists who post on this website are indispensably knowledgeable and intelligent so the things that they say may not interpret back to me in the exact way it did for them. This source was substantially valuable to me during the research because I have background knowledge on how the brain works, so when they began to talk about parietal lobes and such, I knew exactly what they were talking about and that helped me a

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