NURS 6640 Week5 discussion RS 6640 WK 5 Discussion Initial post Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) according to Lancaster, Teeters, & Back, (2016) is a chronic psychological disorder that can develop from exposure to traumatic events in an individual’s life. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders (DSM-5) criteria of the traumatic event must include an actual exposure or threatened death, serious injury, sexual violation as the required trigger for the disorder with an individual directly experiencing or as a witness (Lancaster et al., 2016). The focus of this week’s discussion is on Thompson’s family case study. The focus in the case study is William a military captain and an Iraq war veteran, Lawyer, husband who is about to lose his job, has lost his home as a result of his inability to pay the mortgage due to alcohol use and PTSD. As a result, he lives with his elder brother and his family (Laureate Education, 2012a). During the introduction of each family member, William appears to be having issues with concentration and focus. He did not identify himself initially by his name but as the uncle and is only at the end when he called out his name. He also acknowledges that he moved his family to his brother’s house because of failure to pay his mortgage. He further states “they say I have PTSD” indicating a kind of depersonalization (Laureate Education, 2012a).
- Winter '20
- United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Psychological trauma, Posttraumatic stress disorder