Essay on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

767 Words Apr 28th, 2016 4 Pages
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 time. It wasn’t until around the 1980’s when the American Psychiatric Association made an addition to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to add PTSD as an illness. There has been a few revisions to how they analyze PTSD in the last thirty years, with the most recent one in 2013. The most recent revision added into context some behavioral symptoms. The cause of PSTD is pretty clear with in the medical field. Research has also proven that PTSD also…

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