Essay on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

1172 Words Dec 9th, 2015 5 Pages
Imagine driving at night with friends having an amazing night being together when all of a sudden, BAM! A drunk driver crashes into the car, killing all the friends except the one that was driving. After seeing the their friends dead in the car, the driver becomes traumatized by this horrific experience. Post-traumatic stress disorder is ae mental illness that has been known to appear in a lot of veterans because of all the tragedies they have faced during their time at war, but the reality of this illness is that it can appear in people of any age and also through any type of experience, big or small, that was traumatic for a that specific person. Post-traumatic stress disorder or also known as PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that people can get after a dangerous or traumatic event. The U.S National Library of Medicine has stated that every person has a “fight-or-flight” response that can be changed or damaged after getting PTSD (“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)”). There are four categories in which the symptoms for PTSD can be grouped into. Category one is reliving the event through nightmares, flashbacks, and even hearing and taste, which can cause a trigger that makes you relive the event . The next category is avoiding situations that remind you of the situation by avoiding talking, thinking, or even people to avoid the trigger of reliving the event. The third category is the changing of beliefs and feelings about yourself and others in a negative way like thinking…

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