The Causes And Consequences Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly known as PTSD, is a body’s response to an abnormal experience. It results from being exposed to a stressful or overwhelming event or series of events (Schiraldi, 2000). Anybody can be diagnosed with this disorder. It does not matter about their educational status, race, sex or previous psychiatric illness (Matsakis, 1994). In this essay, I will go over the causes and results of post-traumatic stress disorder, and then I will cover some ways for moving on. First, I will talk about some occurrences that may lead a person to become diagnosed with PTSD. Secondly, I will discuss some of the outcomes that come from PTSD. Finally, I will move into the treatment stage, where I will introduce some ways where …show more content…
They are there to talk with people, gain information and help them to move past the problem. “If your client does have PTSD, you need not only to ask about the traumas experienced and the existence of the various PTSD symptoms, but also to obtain as much detail as you can about the frequency, intensity, and history of these symptoms.” Matsakis (1994, p.72). A trained professional wants to help people; they need to know exactly what went on in the situation so that the outcome can be favorable. People living with post-traumatic stress disorder can have a regular sleep at night, stop having suicidal or homicidal thoughts and they definitely can have a long and happy life. In conclusion, this research has gone over some reasons why people would get PTSD, what PTSD has done to their bodies and mind, and also how to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder. It describes part of the process that people have to go through after a traumatizing incident. No matter the type of person someone is, the way they dress or the way they act, it is possible for anyone to become diagnosed with post-traumatic stress

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