Posttraumatic stress disorder

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  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder In Tim Obrien's The Things They Carried

    Have you ever heard of Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Well if you haven 't, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “PTSD is a serious potentially debilitating condition that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist incident, sudden death of a loved one, war, violent personal assault such as rape, or other life-threatening events. Research has recently shown that PTSD among military personnel may be a physical brain injury, specifically of damaged tissue, caused by blasts during combat.” Throughout The Things They Carried by Tim Obrien, Many American soldiers during the Vietnam war face emotional and psychological conditions. The story gives the readers…

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  • Stress In Children

    Stress is a common occurrence in everyday life and is experienced by all ages. An event that creates psychological turmoil and potentially overwhelms a person, ultimately ceasing their ability to cope or feel in control, is described as trauma. A child’s response to trauma is linked to their stress level following the experience. Harvard University has identified three types of stress: positive, tolerable, and toxic stress (Harvard, 2012). Positive stress refers to the everyday stressors one may…

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  • Child Trauma Research Paper

    Introduction Children of all ages experience all types of trauma before, during, and after a natural disaster. For the purpose of this paper, the focus will be on children between the ages of (5 -18). The trauma they may experience are Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and a whole range of other types of stressors. Natural disasters are hurricanes, tornados, floods and fires, and earthquakes. The focus of this paper will be limited to disasters that have…

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  • Reducing Gun Violence

    world more negatively (Nordanger et al., 2011). It was also observed that 4.9% of the teen survivors of the attack reported substantial posttraumatic distress (Nordanger et al, 2011). The Diagnostic and Statistical…

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  • PTSD In The Catcher In The Rye

    Holden suffers emotional, mental, and physical pain after his brother, Allie, dies. So what made Holden end up in the mental institution? A disorder called “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”(PTSD). PTSD relates to Holden in Catcher in the Rye because of the recurrent traumatic factors Holden faces, the commonness of PTSD patients, and the common symptoms and problems PTSD patients suffer with. Holden undergoes many factors, symptoms, and stresses that lead him to tell his story where he ended up,…

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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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  • Ptsd Psychological Test

    Psychological Testing and Clinical Diagnosis It is vital that for counselors who conduct psychological tests and determine clinical diagnoses ensure that the process is done in an ethical and appropriate way. To ensure this occurs, a counselor must fully understand the diagnosis, including the symptoms, prevalence, and development of the disorder, as well as be knowledgeable of tools and psychological test that support the diagnosis. It is also important that the tests being used to help…

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  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder During The Vietnam War

    Posttraumatic stress disorder is defined on WebMD as, “a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious physical harm occurred or was threatened (Posttraumatic).” What this definition does not inform you about is the thousands of lives that are affected by PTSD and the countless men and women who have taken their life. The war in Vietnam, the Iraq/Afghanistan conflict, and the advancements in modern combat have and…

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  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (52 CPT)

    bipolar, current suicidal or homicidal thought, or severe cognitive impairments were excluded from the study. Eighty-Six participants were selected for the study (52 CPT and 34 PCT) (Surís et al., 2013). Like many other studies, this study utilized the CAPS assessment tool to determine the state of PTSD for the subjects as well as the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL) (self-reporting questionnaire for…

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  • Essay On Exploratory Study

    called the exploratory research study. This type of research is typically conducted for a problem that has not yet been clearly defined or resolved. Exploratory research is not usually generalized to a population of people, but to a select few or small group that is affected by the issue at hand. One study that has not only captivated my attention because of the rising number of people that are affected, but has also been an on-going battle in my personal life is Post Traumatic Stress…

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