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    situations, as well as others. For instance, there is a part in the book in which horses have been severely injured and it is described that one horse’s guts are falling out of its abdominal cavity (Remarque 61). At another point in the book Paul has an emotional breakdown after he killed a French soldier, Gerard Duval, in hand to hand combat (Remarque 184-185). If Paul and his friends had lived through World War One, they would have developed post traumatic stress disorder, because they saw events similar to those of real people with post traumatic stress disorder. In The American Journal of Psychiatry, the case study also showed that soldiers report having intrusive memories, nightmares, and anxiety. More extreme effects like hypervigilance arose. One soldier in the case study reported that he would check his car for bombs before he would drive anywhere. Another reported checking his door locks ten to thirty times in a day, as well as looking out his window blinds up to fifty times in a day. This same person suffered from alcohol abuse and even dropped out of college (Tuerk et al. 763-764). All Quiet on the Western Front even alludes to the soldiers suffering some symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, through the repeated dialogue about getting drunk. Post traumatic stress disorder is typically treated through counseling and pharmaceuticals. People are able to seek counseling in multiple settings, including getting help from a behavioral health specialist,…

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    the traumatic event, persistent and exaggerated negative beliefs or expectations about oneself or others, persistent, distorted cognitions about the cause or consequences of the traumatic event, a persistent negative emotion state, a markedly diminished interest or participation in significant activities, feelings of detachment or estrangement from others, and/or a persistent inability to experience positive emotions. The fifth criterion is the development of alterations in arousal and…

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    PTSD: GHOST From The Fast

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    with her, it about what she went through. In “Ceremony,” Tayo have just returned from the war, and he is suffering from PTSD. He recalls some scary and dangerous moments from the World War II, especially the death of Uncle Josiah and his cousin Rocky. With the guidance of his grandmother, Ku’oosh, and Betonie, he goes through various ceremonies to overcome this anxiety disorder of his. Soldiers are suffering from this anxiety disorder the most because of some unforgettable events they tackle…

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    PTSD In Military

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    parietal lobes in the brain, by structuring them to balance themselves out again, may be a way to either prevent PTSD or even cure it, (November 5th, 2013. Christopher Bergland). Shu-gan-jie-yu or, FEWP is a well-known herbal medicine that has been used in the past to help mood symptoms. According to (Kuang et al., 2008), FEWP has a remarkably wide range of beneficial properties, as of right now this is the only herbal treatment known to help PTSD victims. War and PTSD The reason why almost…

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    Cause and Effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder In Fahrenheit 451, the author Ray Bradbury casts a series of haunting parallels between the modern world and his fictional society. In the novel, multiple characters were affected by terrible events that took place in the story. Afterwards, several like Montag and Mildred suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that people develop due to a traumatic event such as sexual abuse, combat,…

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    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD as it is commonly referred to, is an anxiety disorder that develops following the experience or the witnessing of a traumatic life-threatening event. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, “the defining characteristic of a traumatic event is, it’s capacity to provoke fear, helplessness, or horror in response to the threat of injury or death.” (Yehuda, 2002) This event could be living through military combat in wartime, surviving a natural…

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    When a person experiences a traumatic event, their brain stores all of the memories and details into the back of their mind. During random places and random times, sometimes after years have passed by, their mind will unexpectedly send those details and memories back to the persons conscious thought. It is such a scary experience, because that recall of those memories playback in almost the exact way as if the event had occurred over again just now. It is a very disturbing situation and it can…

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    With the long-term deployment of United States military forces in several regions of the world, has led to new challenges for military members and their families. The constant deployment of a parent or a spouse to a combat zone has developed a challenge not seen in over a decade. Deployment is defined as any assignment away from the service member’s home, whether it is overseas or within the United States, or during peacetime or wartime. The effects of wartime deployments go past the average…

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    The DSM-V defines PTSD as “as exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury or sexual violation...The disturbance, regardless of its trigger, causes clinically significant distress or impairment in the individual 's social interactions, capacity to work or other important areas of functioning. It is not the physiological result of another medical condition, medication, drugs or alcohol.” Unlike popular belief, PTSD is not just an anxiety disorder and in actuality represents a much…

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    Most people would associate anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress as the same disorder. Some people believe that post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental disorder only for individuals who served in the military, abuse victims or those who have been in a traumatizing accident. During my research, I found this to be false. In addition to military personnel suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), I found that some women who suffer from a miscarriage. There are also, children…

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