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Post traumatic stress disorder is common for people

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Post-traumatic stress disorder is common for people who have severed in the military. Individuals that are in war longer (example, three months compared to eighteen months overseas fighting) have been affected greater by post-traumatic stress disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder can be treated in several different ways. It has been found that when treated within 24 hours after the traumatic event it has helped to reduce that effect of Post-traumatic stress disorder. There are four main steps talking about the event that has happened. Next the individual should share their emotional views of the trauma. After that the next step would be an open discussion of the symptoms that have become apparent. The final step is realizing that the reaction to the traumatic event is normal and is normal coping strategies . There is several other ways of coping with post-traumatic stress disorder including Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, and Family therapy. Cognitive- behavioral therapy has two ways of approaching treatment for Post-traumatic stress disorder. There is two different ways that you can handle post-traumatic stress disorder with this treatment. The first way is to desensitize the situation and the reminders for the individual. The second way is to manage the anxiety, in this they try to teach the individual how to deal with the - 4 -
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anxiety. Both of these strategize may include training the effected individual how to relax, teach distraction techniques, along with teach social skills. The second method that is used is Psychodynamic psychotherapy. In this method they try to teach the individual how to learn self and to deal with the trauma. It consists of several stages; stage one, helping the person to establish a place of security and safety for them. Stage two; they explore in depth the traumatic event. Finally stage three; they try to help the individual to reconnect to family, friends, and other social groups. The groups that they try to connect the individuals with normally are survivors of specific more major trauma. The trauma that they were effected by can range from rape, to war, to natural disasters. The point of this group is to try and help make the individual recognize that their trauma is similar to theirs. By doing this, the individual is helped with guilt issues and any other issues that might deal with the trauma. Another form of treatment that is recommended for patience with post-traumatic stress disorder is family therapy.
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  • Spring '10
  • Hampton
  • Psychological trauma, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex post-traumatic stress disorder

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