Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd ) Essay

800 Words Oct 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Veterans Have you heard a veteran talking about his or her last deployment and having nightmares about it? The veteran is experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, known as PTSD. This is very common for men and women who are serving and those who did serve their country. PTSD is a serious psychological, mental, and physical condition. PTSD can lead to suicides, marital problems, and physical psychological struggles. Many doctors and psychologists are finding ways to prevent these obstacles. Veterans with PTSD are trying to overcome these effects that have impacted them when they were deployed. Doctors and psychologists believe that veterans can overcome these obstacles if they have the right treatment and support from their friends, families, and spouses. Studying PTSD in veterans is helpful for understanding the history of the condition and its effects as well as treatments and strategies for coping with PTSD.
History
In the late 1670s before PTSD was even known in the United States, Germany, France and Spain, this disorder was experienced but not identified. The Swiss military physicians were the first to identify the disorder. The Swiss military physicians used the term called, “Nostalgia” to refer to symptoms of PTSD (Goodpaster, 2011). In 1917-1919 during WWI, PTSD was renamed to Shell Shock. The reason why it was renamed to “shell shock” because of a veteran’s traumatic experience with exploding shells. In 1952, PTSD…

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