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  • Trauma Of War Essay

    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 captive’s spirit. The captive’s unique and complex interaction with the captor often leaves a detrimental imprint on the captive’s subsequent interpersonal relationships, particularly with regard to issues such as control, trust, and intimacy.…

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  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders And Ethical Dilemmas

    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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  • PTSD In Brazil

    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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  • Neighborhood Violence: A Case Study

    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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  • Stigma Associated With PTSD: Perceptions Of Seeking Combat Veterans

    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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  • Interrelation Between Ptsd And Sexual Minorities

    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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  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (52 CPT)

    Cognitive Processing Therapy Trauma can happen to a variety of people; old and young, rich and poor, male and female; through the use of physical, verbal or sexual abuse, even while stationed in the military. One study focused on Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and compared its effectiveness to Present-Centered Therapy (PCT). Those who participated were diagnosed with PTSD related to military sexual trauma (both men and women) within three months before the study have more than one clear…

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  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder In The Vietnam War

    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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  • Mental Disorders: A Diagnostic Analysis

    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM5) lists symptoms one could encounter when a traumatic event has occurred or is occurring in their life. The exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence is the first step in recognizing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a person. DSM5 discusses the feelings that are a result of trauma—terror, helplessness, and horror. However, there are many factors that delineate PTSD; the DSM5 lists them into…

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  • PTSD In The Military Essay

    energy. Since they are very jittery, they may always be on the lookout for danger ("Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)." Anxiety ). The victim may become startled by a loud noise or surprise ("Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-Symptoms). May have trouble concentrating. ("Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)." Anxiety) The two main ways to help treat PTSD are therapy and medications. When someone has PTSD, dealing with the past can be hard. Instead of telling others how one may feel, they may…

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