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Unformatted text preview: stress can create continuous states of alarm and resistance, resulting in total depletion of energy and susceptibility to illness (Donatelle, 2009). PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder is "an acute stress disorder caused by experiencing an extremely traumatic event" (Donatelle, 2009, p. 68). According to our textbook, some "traumatic events that can cause PTSD include rape or other severe physical attacks, near-death experiences in accidents, witnessing a murder or death, being caught in a natural disaster, or terrorist attacks" (Donatelle, 2009, p. 68). References: Donatelle, R. (2009). Health: The Basics (8th ed.). San Francisco, California: Pearson Benjamin Cummings....
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