Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd ) Essay

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Most people would associate anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress as the same disorder. Some people believe that post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental disorder only for individuals who served in the military, abuse victims or those who have been in a traumatizing accident. During my research, I found this to be false. In addition to military personnel suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), I found that some women who suffer from a miscarriage. There are also, children who have witnessed or have been in a traumatizing situation, prisoners in detainment and surgical patients that suffer from PTSD. How can we help these individuals gain back their control while suffering an illness that is not yet curable? First, we must understand what post-traumatic stress disorder is.
Still in history we are unclear of the first case of PTSD, the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder first appeared in 1980 in the internationally accepted authority on PTSD, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychological Association, 3rd Edition (APA 1980) and its definition became broader in criteria in the DSM IV (APA 1994). A result of the research changes to the diagnosis of PTSD in 2013 lead to the last revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder is no longer categorized as an Anxiety Disorder. PTSD is classified in a new category named, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorder. TSRD symptoms are…

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