The Commentary_Rough Draft_MichaelGalloza - PTSD 1 Shining a Light in the Dark Michael J Galloza DeVry University Author Note This paper was prepared

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PTSD 1 Shining a Light in the Dark Michael J. Galloza DeVry University Author Note This paper was prepared for ENGL-112 Professor J. Kavouras. Week #: 6
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PTSD 2 Shining a Light in the Dark There is a topic out there that is like a double edge sword. This is in the sense that there is information out about it but isn’t fully understood either making it very controversial. This topic is none other than PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has been around for many years and until the recent wars and conflicts never really got the attention that it deserves. This isn’t to say that PTSD is something that is only around in the military community, it is very real in the average person’s life as well. In order to understand PTSD you must first understand what it is and where it comes from. Posttraumatic stress is a set of psychological and physical symptoms that follow a traumatic experience. After being exposed to post traumatic stress is when you could be diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD which is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly cause a dramatic difference in the person’s daily life. PTSD is diagnosed with biological changes as well as psychological symptoms in a person. Some of these symptoms include re-experiencing, avoidance and numbing, and arousal. Re-experiencing symptoms are symptoms that involve reliving the traumatic event. There are many different ways that someone may relive a trauma. For instance they can have upsetting memories of the traumatic event that can arise at any moment unexpected. People can also have
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