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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Keith Kovach
Daymar Institute
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Soldiers who return home from heavy combats are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder set forth by a traumatic event. This research paper examines the different causes of PTSD, and the ways to prevent and cure PTSD in soldiers. PTSD is a major issue amongst soldiers, who may or may not even be aware of their risk of possessing this disorder. With the help of several psychological approaches, such as, behavioral, social-cultural, and psychoanalytical approaches, we are able to point out the possible ways of preventing and curing PTSD.

                          Preventing and Curing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans

            It is hard to imagine what soldiers have to face each day in battle fields. They are practically reinforced to be ‘on guard’ at all times. There is not a single day soldiers can rest in peace at night. During the day it gets worse. Many soldiers don’t make it back home alive, and the ones that do, often witness frightening events; such as, the bloody murder of their fellows, and the loud explosives from the grenades, that may mess up their mental health for good. Soldiers that survive rough battles may easily become anxious, and can develop mental problems in the long-run. One of the most common psychological disorders diagnosed in soldiers is the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
              People with PTSD often have recurring flashbacks and nightmares that, after a period of time, may have such an impact on their lives making it impossible for them to function normally in society. Many soldiers returning from the war zone may first feel anxious and disconnected from the real world, but soon the negative feelings fade away and they are able to live healthy and happy lives again. However, in some cases, the trauma is so powerful that it may continue...


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