Symptoms And Treatment Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Essay

1264 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 6 Pages
In the novel, Catcher in the Rye, by J. D Salinger there is a very definite connection with PTSD and the main character. Post traumatic stress disorder is a very severe condition that contains several different types that can affect the mind of people in distinctive ways,as shown in Holden Caulfield, and it is often treated with different types of therapy.
For many people that do not have Post Traumatic stress disorder or know someone that does they don 't fully understand what it is. This Disorder is often referred by the acronym PTSD. PTSD is defined as
“a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood” ("Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.").

Meaning that just one disheartening event or situation could bring a person into this disorder. A person will never just get PTSD for no reason like any other diseases and conditions, but there can be certain factors that can increase a person 's likelihood of getting it from a traumatic event. For example, people who have mental illnesses are at high risk; such as depression and anxiety which have a similar connection in the brain to PTSD. (Buckner). Also “those who have a history of trauma and stress are more likely to develop PTSD” (Buckner). Finally, the chance of someone acquiring PTSD is more likely if it genetically runs in the family…

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