Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (MDD)

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Emotional abuse can be described as any behavior used to control another human being using fear, humiliation, and verbal assault. Because abuse wears away at one’s self-confidence, dignity, and trust in one’s own perceptions, a victim of this abuse may experience brain trauma, such as anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Studies show that there are underlying factors that precede cases of emotional abuse, i.e. many characteristics can influence an attacker to begin abusing. Similarly, particular effects occur is different people, especially depending on the age of the victim. Though emotional abuse is thought to simply affect ones feelings, it can lead to many psychological and physiological diseases and disorders. …show more content…
In a recent study, researchers analyzed the relationship between PTSD and MDD, from abuse, and traumatic experiences with the number of suicide attempters. The study assessed 726 adult patients who had attempted suicide, after their remission of a potential mood episode, and the researchers assessed the adults on lifetime clinical diagnoses and childhood abuse (Lopez-Castroman et al. 2014). PTSD and MDD diagnoses strongly correlated with an increased seriousness of suicidal qualities, and were more than likely caused by childhood abuse or by other traumatic experiences, such as adulthood emotional abuse (Lopez-Castroman et al. 2014). Girls abused after the age of thirteen were more likely to develop PTSD than those abused before thirteen, so suicidal thoughts can resonate at a very young age (Neigh et al. 2010). The increased ability for one to become suicidal after a history of abuse is vital to one’s health, life, and function. Not only is suicide associated with oneself, but it also affects the many others who care and love the one who is suicidal. Therefore, posttraumatic stress disorder can affect more than just the well being of oneself and their positivity or desire to engage in a happy life and healthy …show more content…
Changes in the CNS can drastically affect one’s health immediately. Such trauma exposure and neglect to any part of the nervous system, during both early life and adulthood, substantially elevates adult risk for mood and anxiety disorders (Neigh et al. 2010). For example, stressors from ELS, which cause an increase in the level of stress hormones, predispose mental disorders such as PTSD. For example, ELS exposure increases medical illnesses, which may include obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and autoimmune deficiencies (Neigh et al. 2010). Disorders such as PTSD, ELS, and MDD create a negative environment for its victims. Not only do these disorders affect the individual’s thought processing, but also it physically affects their brain and spinal cord, which make up the central nervous system. Any hindrances to the CNS can be extremely detrimental to one’s ability to physically complete tasks or even think

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