Posttraumatic stress disorder

How we should do something for the military men with this!


PostTraumatic stress disorder(PTSD) is when someone has something bad and serous happen to them, so they keep thinking about it all the time. They get frightened and mad when there not even in the situation any more. Some people can't even go to sleep without thinking about what happened. If you wanna see what people say about PTSD the website called "" under benefits and veteran health care, These are some people that have posttraumatic stress disorder and need help. So we should do something, they save our life's, so we should help and save there's. Also save people in general because they don't wanna have this affect them there whole life.

Causes of PTSD

These are most of the causes for posttraunmatic stress disorder on the website "National Institute of Mental Health" and they state " PTSD was first brought to public attention in relation to war veterans, but it can result from a variety of traumatic incidents, such as mugging, rape, torture, being kidnapped or held captive, child abuse, car accidents, train wrecks, plane crashes, bombings, or natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes." This is how people get posttraumatic stress. Some may not get it, it just depends on what happen and the person.

Symptoms for PTSD

Some symptoms of PTSD are Flashbacks—reliving the trauma over and over, including physical symptoms like a racing heart or sweating, Bad dreams, Frightening thoughts. Also Staying away from places, events, or objects that are reminders of the experience, Feeling emotionally numb,Feeling strong guilt, depression, or worry, Losing interest in activities that were enjoyable in the past, Having trouble remembering the dangerous event. Being easily startled, Feeling tense or “on edge”, Having difficulty sleeping, and/or having angry outbursts. This can be very difficult for someone to handle almost everyday. This is why we need to help patients with poststraumatic stress. Just imagine if you where having some of these symptoms happen to you, wouldn't you want people to do more about it?

Some Treatment

There is not a lot of help for poststraumatic stress, I think we can do way more. Something where they where after they won't think about it ever again. The website "National Institute of Mental Health" states "The main treatments for people with PTSD are psychotherapy (“talk”therapy), medications, or both. Everyone is different, so a treatment that works for one person may not work for another. It is important for anyone with PTSD to be treated by a mental health care provider who is experienced with PTSD. Some people with PTSD need to try different treatments to find what works for their symptoms. If someone with PTSD is going through an ongoing trauma, such as being in an abusive relationship, both of the problems need to be treated. Other ongoing problems can include panic disorder, depression, substance abuse, and feeling suicidal" This is some good treatment, but if the government worked harder to help, they would find a cure.

So let's save these people, put them in you shoes, would you want the government to help more. Yes, everyone does, this is something we all need to help and work on. So this is why I care for people with poststraunmatic stress disorder. Let's help them!

The sources I used.....

Work cited

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Fox, Steve. "Our Troops Deserve an Effective Treatment for PTSD." Washington Post. 16 Oct. 2011: B.4. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

Priest, Dana, and Anne Hull. "The War Inside." Washington Post (Washington, DC). 17 Jun. 2007: A1+. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

"Vietnam Vets with PTSD More Than Twice As Likely to Have Heart Disease." NIH News Release. 25 Jun. 2013: N.p. SIRS Issues Researcher.Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

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