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  • Causes And Treatments Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Night terrors, paranoia, lack of concentration, and constantly watching one 's back—these are just some of the troubles that someone with PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) deals with on a daily basis. This disorder is highly misunderstood and hard to diagnose. According to the author of Cop Shock, Allen Kates (1999, 59) states, “The American Psychiatric Association suggests that therapists should not even attempt a diagnosis of PTSD until the sufferer has experienced 'disturbances ' for more than one month." This shows that not everyone with these symptoms has PTSD. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder affects mainly three groups of people; military personnel, police officers, and crime victims. The first group of PTSD sufferers is military personnel.…

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  • PTSD In The Military Literature Review

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Military Craigen, L. M., Cole, R., Paiva, I., & Levingston, K. (2014). Secondary traumatic stress and the role of the human service practitioner: Working effectively with veterans ' families. Journal of Human Services, 34(1), 38-51. This article looks at secondary traumatic stress (STS), one potential side effect of PTSD experienced by service members ' families. The authors first define and describe PTSD to include the stigma surrounding the mental…

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  • The Role Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder In Veterans

    osttraumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD or Posttraumatic syndrome, is a disease that affects individuals who have been exposed to different types of trauma, and more specifically, soldiers and veterans who have been exposed to war. According to the Wounded Warrior Project, “as of September 1, 2015, 400,000 military personnel are dealing with posttraumatic stress disorder, and unfortunately, more women will be exposed than men”, ( Many of today’s veterans…

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  • Most Stressful Military Personnel

    Forbes magazine has named enlisted military personnel as the most stressful job the last couple years. As a former enlisted member of the military this has changed the way I look at recreation. Before studying recreation, things like hiking, fishing, and working out were always things I just did for fun, but now I understand how important those things were for my mental health. For three years I worked and lived in the same building with the same people, sometimes I felt like there was no escape…

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  • The Sniper Summary

    “The Sniper” Analysis War can change the history of a country in a single day. The story attempts to portray this topic by informing the readers of one of the many events that can happen in the day to day life of a soldier. The soldiers are affected mentally, as much as they are physically, if they survive to make it home. As we see, Liam O’Flaherty’s character almost does not survive. The author, Liam O’Flaherty was born in Inishmore, Ireland which most likely led to him choosing to…

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  • PTSD: Tragic Disorder In Veterans

    PTSD is one of the most horrific disorders known to man. PTSD is a mental disorder that affects people that have been through a traumatic experience in their lives. It is very common with veterans. Around 30% of all veterans that have been exposed to combat will suffer from PTSD. Since the government is so willing to send soldiers to war, they should also be willing to take care of the ones that get PTSD. The normal suicide rate for males in the United States is 19.4 per 100,000. For veterans,…

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  • Insanity In The Things They Carried

    A soldier who goes into war will never come out being the same man. The psychological stress of war makes every soldier lose their mind, in both clinical and/or abstract terms. The clinical definition of insanity is “a severely disordered state of the mind usually occurring as a specific disorder” (Merriam-Webster). The abstract definition is “to deal with heightened stress in un-methodistic ways”. In The Things They Carried, by writer and Vietnam war veteran, Tim O’Brien, every character deals…

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  • Survivor's Trauma In Soldiers

    Soldiers undergo traumatic events while in combat. Some survive harrowing experiences; other men die. When soldiers go back home to their loved ones, it is hard to look past what happened to their comrades while they were in combat. For the soldiers who survives, everyday life is a tossup between feeling genuinely happy and feeling guilty for surviving. Even the toughest of soldiers may suffer from survivor’s guilt---a psychological syndrome that makes someone believe they have done wrong by…

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  • Psychological Risks Of Soldiers Essay

    The psychological risks of combat for returning soldiers Over the past 20 years, more Australian soldiers died from suicide than those who died at war. Losing a peer is often hard for militaries. Even though psychological help is offered to help them, many refuse it. For veterans, it is not manly to seek mental health care. In fact, men are supposed to be strong enough to recover from war by themselves. One of the main psychological problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, consist of…

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  • Military Life

    after the military has been witnessed over and over again, it is still an ongoing process, that has is not being addressed adequately. (Moran) Most veterans might find it impossible to adjust to civilian life, after living in the tough environment of the military, whatever branch of service that they were in. Whether it be, Air Force, Navy, Air Force, or Marine, the individual that participated in the occupation, had a tough life, and will find it even tougher when it comes to transitioning to…

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