Essay about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

1384 Words Nov 18th, 2016 6 Pages
Post-traumatic stress disorder, better known as PTSD, is steadily becoming a more relevant topic of conversation in our society today. Recently this disorder has received a lot of attention due to the conflicts our military personnel are currently engaged in around the world. Another event that brought PTSD to forefront were the tragedies of 9/11. PTSD is one of the rare disorders that are a direct result of an outside traumatic event. Make no mistake about it, PTSD might be a relatively newly diagnosed disorder, but it has been around for many years. Our military servicemen had reported these conditions for many years before, now we finally have a It is an unfortunate truth that many people in our society are involved in traumatic events daily, ranging from automobile and motorcycle accidents to domestic violence and sexual assault. However, it does not necessarily have to be a man caused traumatic event, natural disasters, such as tornadoes, floods, tsunamis and earthquakes can also affect multiple people simultaneously. PTSD causes the person effected to have vivid recounts of the traumatic event which they were involved in. There is no way to wipe these memories away, those dealing with PTSD simply cannot get the thoughts out of their mind. In the United States, it is estimated that approximately seventy percent of the population have experiences a traumatic event throughout their lives. It is also estimated that approximately twenty percent of…

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