Essay about Victims Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

1615 Words Dec 11th, 2015 7 Pages
Victims of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have gone through difficult situations and troubling times since being diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but have those people been helped to decrease the misery they go through? Has American society offered an adequate amount of support for people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Yes, the actions taken to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the multiple resources that take time to explain what Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is like for victims of this illness so that others can sympathize, and the studies conducted for the prevention and reduction of Post-Traumatic Stress disorder are all evidence of how the society supports victims with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
To begin, many articles have been published that describes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and its various treatments, such as Hamner’s In News and Reviews. Because of the many misconceptions, Hamner starts off the article by taking the time to explain what the true requirements are to be diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to the DSM-IV. He states that before being diagnosed, a person must first be “exposed to a traumatic event in which they witnessed or experienced an event that involved actual or threatened death or injury, or a threat to their physical integrity” (Hamner,n.d). The action of the event, then, must be within the range emotions of fear, helplessness or terror. The developed feelings from the events…

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