Can Cause PTSD?
traumatic stress disorder is a mental disorder that is
caused by a traumatic event in their life. Hundreds of Americans will
experience their own personal traumatic events that can be caused by a
car accident, airplane
accidents, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
There are even some people who will experience
PTSD even when they were not
physically involved in the incident. For example many people were
deeply affected by the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.
Because of all the media exposure people watched the devastation and
this can affect them in a deep way. In shorter terms PTSD is a state
in which a person cannot stop remembering the event.
Research shows that 1 out of 10 Americans will experience PTSD due to
the traumatic event that they experienced. During the many wars there
was a common type of PTSD called "shell shock". Many soldiers were
affected from this disorder and were not able to adapt to their normal
lives when the war was over and they returned home. Each war that we
have been through we have been able to learn more facts about this
disorder. However, it was not until the Vietnam war that it was first
they were able to define it many psychologists and psychiatrists and
other mental health care providers were able to understand how these
people would respond to these events and how they could effectively
take care of them and help them to recover.
post traumatic stress disorder
are easily noticeable and defined by most people - but only mental
health care providers are able to diagnose them. In order to be
diagnosed with this disorder the patient must have been in a situation
where they feared for their safety of their life or experienced
complete fear and helplessness.
more horrific the situation is the more the person is likely to
experience PTSD and have very noticeable symptoms. Those affected the
most are unable to work, have a difficult time trying to raise
children, and have a difficult time trying to have a personal
relationship with anyone.
About the Author:
Though some of us may not experience there are
many people in this world that are suffering from depression and are
lost because they donít know how to overcome it.
is a site that offers information on the different treatments
available, what can cause it, and what it can lead to when not
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