PSY 100 Chapter Eleven

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Jared Restivo PSY 100 Chapter 11 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is the disorder that commonly was thought to be “shellshock” to troops, and it affects a large percentage of troops. While the United States Government obviously does not want situations to arise that cause PTSD or similar conditions, the ground warfare hasn’t evolved substantially over the last century. People are still exposed to these situations and PTSD still is occurring, recently at alarming rates. PTSD is like alcoholism, for once you have it, it becomes part of you, and you can never lose it. An individual with PTSD has a transformation in their brain, and they are permanently affected. PTSD will immediately change an individual’s brain, but they
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Unformatted text preview: might not acknowledge the change anywhere from six months to a year. Main symptoms include vivid flashbacks, bringing the person back to the moment when his or her brain was permanently changed. It also has the symptom of isolation, when the person avoids any social situation or confrontation, in order to avoid additional stress. PTSD affects not only the afflicted person, but this persons family, friends, coworkers, and entire community. While it can never be fixed, an individual with PTSD can recover greatly. They can learn what triggers the flashbacks, and avoid situations that would cause them. They slowly can re-integrate into society and community, making all their circles of people less stressed and affected as well....
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