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PTSD research paper - PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...

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PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Russ Acosta Park University Introduction. In October of 2001, America launched new military action in Afghanistan which would come to be known as Operation Enduring Freedom. Within the scope of America’s War on Terrorism we soon found ourselves in another war officially called Operation Iraqi Freedom. As these and other similar conflicts became the household names and terms within the last decayed, so have the visualization of battlefield injuries and enormous physical and psychological impact on the military personal. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly known as PTSD has embraced itself as a major medical and psychological malfunction among American soldiers. PTSD does 1
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PTSD not limit itself to any one demographic or country but is a universal complex disorder that has made headlines throughout various countries and has become high in conversation here in America. Books, journals, college term papers, etc. have recently been published in the quest to bring this subject to a fore front of the public due to its severity and increasingly commonality among combat veterans. As PTSD’s complexity on many levels has become learning process in which its healing process requires constant situational awareness by all those involved. i.e. injured personal, medical and psychological community, family, friends and group therapy, etc. Cisell-Brown is a daughter of a Viet Nam veteran and the wife of an Iraqi war veteran. In 2009 as published in the American Journal of Nursing , she says that of the many obstacles veterans face while trying to obtain care, one main reason is the fact that health care professionals fail to recognize the illness. She goes on to say that by the time their illness is validated, a more serious or chronic form of PTSD has emerged. The purpose of this paper is to help continue to bring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to the recognizable terms and to discuss and highlight some of the significant professional literature published on this issue. Abstract. A soldier may go through his or her life fighting two wars. A rape victim may live out their ordeal in two different ways. Children of abuse may have survived the abuse but can go on to fear life as an adult rather than embrace it. Like the soldier of war and rape victim, other violent crimes or natural disasters can cause some people to live two very distinctly different events in which one is the traumatic event itself and the other are the psychological problems that will occur afterwards. The afterwards part of this can last anywhere from months to a lifetime. The soldier must come home one day to be a parent and family person. The rape victim must continue to live their life as the mother of children or the daughter of her parents. Post Traumatic 2
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PTSD Stress Disorder is very possible for such victims of the horrors of life. PTSD has been recently embraced more and more in its treatment and research. For the sake of such victims of traumatic
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