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    since the trauma. (Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, VA). This process makes an affected individual repeat the event over and over. This helps make the memory of such tragic and scary event less and less scary. Once a victim can overcome their fear of the event, it is less likely to affect their everyday lives. The more a victim of PTSD avoids the places thoughts, etc. of the event, the worse it can be. Simple things can trigger the violence actions in one affected by PTSD. The triggers can be nearly anything that has to do with the event that…

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    Trauma Of War Essay

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    For those combatants who are captured by the enemy, the trauma of war is compounded. War captivity comprises brutal torture, severe humiliation, and a prolonged and harsh deprivation of basic needs. Unlike other traumatic events, captivity is a highly intimate, interpersonal experience, with captors having total control over their prisoner. Captors make decisions about the life or death of the captive, and often deliberately inflict extreme physical and psychological pain aiming to break the…

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    PTSD In Brazil

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    As a Brazilian, I am very familiarized with violence and its consequences, therefore, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a familiar expression to me. Differently from the U.S, where PTSD can be related to psychological scars of the war(s), Brazil has its’ rates most associated with street violence and crimes, and this became a trigger to increase mental health issues all over the country. However – despite being acquainted with the theme – it was only after reflecting on Chapter 5, the…

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    there are things that have made sense theoretically that should have worked, but really haven 't and have been harmful” (pg.3). These practices would be in violation of the commitment to clients (NASW, 1999). Our primary responsibility is to client’s and their needs, well-being, and interests (NASW, 1999). VA Evidence Practice at Work A variety of therapeutic options may be used for treatment of PTSD for veterans such as cognitive processing therapy (CPT), prolonged exposure (PE), and…

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    seemingly have turned to war zones and playgrounds becoming battlefields. Leaving our children battle fatigued and lost. Those would be the lucky ones. For many, too many are mortally wounded and many more are left with the physical and often silent mental wounds of this unnamed and unrecognized war. While research shows that the likelihood of children exposed to violence are higher in an inner-city setting than that of a suburban one, we are beginning to recognize the often, long term and…

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    Trauma In Older Adults

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    At this very moment, it is something that I have never heard of and I feel that if people were to become more aware then posttraumatic stress disorder in older adults will be avoided. One of the reasons why people do not seek therapeutic help is because they assume that therapy or counseling is for people that have been deemed psychologically crazy or insane. I feel that once people become aware that therapy is not just for people that are deemed insane or “crazy”, people would be more open to…

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    TF-CBT also encourages mindfulness exercises that has been shown to help manage emotions in PTSD sufferers. Technology has been shown to work well in tandem with TF-CBT, particularly in the case of younger or tech savvy patients, and especially for veterans (Ray-Sannerud et al., 2015). App based or internet based therapies are cheaper and easier to acquire for isolated patients. These therapies also provide more daily data for therapists and patients to work with during face-to-face…

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    coupons as an incentive. These coupons were only redeemable at VA stores (Mittal, et al., 2013). The participants were placed in two focus groups that were digitally audio-recorded and further transcribed for analysis. In this research article, the interpretation of PTSD was ambiguous among different participants. There were several participants who perceived PTSD to be a violent or dangerous mental illness due to prior experiences, television portrayals, and family stereotypes. There were also…

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    The war caused many service personnel to come back and experience trauma because of what they had to deal with while at war. These people, because of the inability to cope with the trauma and misdiagnosis, became worse and they were unable to function well in society. This brought PTSD to light and help and treatment ensued. Just from understanding that people come back from war and may suffer from PTSD, we can assume that PTSD is caused from an exposure to a traumatic event. A traumatic event…

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    traumatic events. For some people though talk therapy helps them to move past events because they are facing them head on. Veterans struggle though seeing how a therapist can understand the experiences that soldiers went through. What a therapist does is teach you skills on how to manage PTSD. There are four talk therapies prolonged exposure therapy, cognitive processing therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and stress inoculation training. These therapies will help to easy…

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