Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd ) Essay

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This essay looks into a topic in which authors and directors have tried to paint their own versions of time travel. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a common mental trauma that concerns mainly those who participate in war/war veterans. Slaughterhouse Five goes into the affects of post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD for short), the consequences of those affects, and how veterans deal with PTSD differently. The time travel and aliens mentioned in this book are all part of a collection of stories that a man tells himself in order to help deal with the traumatic events he witnessed during a war. Post-traumatic stress disorder is “a debilitating stress reaction observed in a substantial” amount of war veterans (Bower). During and after World War II, there was not much known about PTSD and the effects it had on veterans. Many assumed the nightmares many WWII veterans suffered were just part of what people went through after coming back from the war. It was commonly accepted that veterans would have hard time readjusting to civilian life. This was especially so for those who had seen the worst of the worst of the war such as the Marines that served in the Pacific theater of war. War veterans all react differently to deal with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Those with post-traumatic stress disorder suffer from “diminished physical and mental health”. Research shows those with high stress levels are “related to higher rates of absenteeism and turnover,…

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