Symptomology Of Negative Changes In Thinking, And Flashbacks?

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In the year old award-winning Dutch commercial, a Soldier lies on the ground in a remote combat zone seriously wounded. Dazed and disoriented as he comes back to consciousness, anxiously looking around as if an enemy to engage or someone to help him with his wounds. As his battle buddy comes to render aid, he then finally makes eye contact with what he was looking so frantically for; a young local national girl he was trying to protect. As he comes to the realization that she has died, his battle-buddy starts to lick him in the face repeatedly. The Soldier, trying to figure out what his battle-buddy is doing finally wakes up in a cold sweat to his therapy dog licking him in his face (KNGF, 2014). While this advertisement does a great job at …show more content…
Symptomology of avoidance includes trying to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event, and avoiding places, activities, or people that remind you of the traumatic event (Association, 2013). Symptomology of negative changes in thinking or mood include negative feelings about yourself or other people; inability to experience positive emotions; feeling emotionally numb; lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed; hopelessness about the future; memory problems, including not remembering important aspects of the traumatic event; and difficulty maintaining close relationships (Association, 2013). Symptomology of changes in emotional reactions include irritability, angry outbursts or aggressive behavior; always being on guard for danger; overwhelming guilt or shame; self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much or driving too fast; trouble concentrating; trouble sleeping; and being easily startled or frightened (Association,

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