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uiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmrtyuiopasdfghjklzxcv Josh Functionalistic Theory applied to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Sociological perspective 11/21/2008 Josh Sipe
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Sipe-2 Ever since different cultures have come into contact with each other there has been ethnocentrism, prejudice, discrimination and racism. Peoples of different cultures have a sense of self pride which leads them to war therefore resolved by death. Cultures also have many different values, morals, and beliefs which forms a unique melting pot. Of these people, a small percentage has post traumatic stress disorder. This is a disorder caused from a wide vary of anxiety implications ranging from military combat, personal assault, natural and human caused disasters and accidents. Although each victim suffers from post traumatic stress disorder they should be categorized by the event which has caused the disorder. Theoretically if a sociologist were to look at post traumatic stress disorder, the sociologist would apply a theoretical perspective. One theoretical perspective is known as the functionalist theory. As the book Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society states this theory argues that for race and ethnic relations to be functional to society and thus contribute to the harmonious conduct and stability of that society, then racial and ethnic minorities, and women as well, must assimilate into that society. Humans who deal with post traumatic stress disorder are assimilated into every day society. To understand how victims with post traumatic stress disorder are integrated into society a person must first know where this disorder comes from. It is human nature to crave the understanding of why things happen thus needing to understand where post traumatic stress disorder originates. The United States Department of Health and Human services states that after a traumatic event a person may escape unscathed but there brain has been permanently damaged. Although research is in early development, researchers have found that people with post traumatic stress disorder have a variety of chemicals 2
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Sipe which work together to create vivid relapses of traumatic experiences. These chemicals
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2009 for the course ENGL M02 taught by Professor Mr.coolage during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Adirondack.

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