Essay on Research on Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
April 15, 2012
Research on Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The first reported case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder dates back nearly 3000 years. In 1000BC an Egyptian combat veteran named Hori wrote, “You determine to go forward. Shuddering seizes you, the hair on your head stands on end, your soul lies in your hand” (Dyer). Since the beginning of wars men have been terrified of dyeing, and subjected to horrific scenes of devastation. This constant mental and physical stress can lead to numerous lasting complications in combat veterans.
In 1678 Swiss military physicians finally identified the unusual behaviors among their combat veterans and gave it the medical name …show more content…
The American military has done extensive research on PTSD since they first started during the American Civil War (Bentley). The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is continuing to do research trying to figure out exactly what causes PTSD in some combat soldiers. According to their research sleep