NUNP 6640 Week 5 discussion.docx - NUNP 6640 WEEK 5 Discussion Post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD,is common among the approximately 20 million U.S

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NUNP 6640 WEEK 5 Discussion Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD,is common among the approximately 20 million U.S. military veterans, with estimates ranging from 8.1% to 15.2 . PTSD is a mental health condition that is caused by a terrifying event either experiencing,witnessing or perceived (ie serious injury, violence, or death), can be diagnosis with anyone experiencing trauma, not just military personnel or veterans. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety hypervigilance, as well as recurrent thoughts about the event (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013. Veterans may also struggle to concentrate; engage in aggressive behavior, such as aggressive driving; and use alcohol, tobacco, and drugs excessively ( The goal is treatment of symptoms and redirection of triggers. In this week’s discussion, we focus on William Thompson from Thompson’s family case study. William is a military captain and an Iraq war veteran,
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