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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
“Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an emotional illness that was first diagnosed in solders and war veterans caused by devastating life events.” (Roxanne Dryden-Edwards) This disorder can cause many things such as discomfort and confusion for the person with the disorder and the people surrounding them. Some of the effects involve caring less about their own well being. The major treatments for this disorder are therapy and medications; talking about it is the best thing to help. I will be talking about the symptoms, effects, and treatments to posttraumatic stress disorder in this essay and how they relate to The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich.
“The symptoms include re-experiencing the trauma,
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As stated by Lyman, in The Red Convertible,”Henry was very different, and I’ll say this: the change was no good.” (Erdrich 107).
There are a plethora of medications and therapies are a plethora of therapies and medications as treatments to help deal with the illness. For most of the people that inhabit this illness it is tough to sleep, for these troubles it helps to talk about it and to get medication to sleep because when you don’t sleep your mind can’t process everything from the day before and it makes things worse. Medication can also help with mood swings and depression. Therapy makes things easier for the patient and everyone around them because it can help to discuss what they are going through. It helped Henry to go and spend time with his brother, as Louise Erdrich says in The Red Convertible, “Ha! Ha! Take good care of it” (Erdrich 113).
In The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich, it explains how Henry acted after returning home from the war. I believe that he had Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which is an illness discovered in soldiers and veterans at first. He portrays all of the symptoms and effects to this illness, but the only help that he really got was when he spent time with his brother.
Works Cited
Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. 10 November 2010. 18 Feburary 2012

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