Vietnam War Aftermath
Courtney Burkhard & Ashlynn McDonald
Symptoms of PTSD:
Re-experiencing: spontaneous memories, recurrent dreams, flashbacks, etc..
Avoidance: Disstressing thoughts, memories, feelings, or external reminders of that event
Negative Cognitions/ Mood: Sense of blame towards ones self. not interested in activities, inability to remember key aspects of specific event
Arousal: Aggressive/ reckless behavior, sleep disturbances, hyper vigilence
What were the effects (physically and emotionally) of the soldiers, women, families, and Vietnam citizens after the war?
- hinders their future achievements
- loud noises remind them of bombings and gun shots from war
- after war they war, helpless, worthless, dejection, anger, depression, insomnia, a tendency to react to tense situation by using serval tactics.
- loss of identify
- guilty, like they were a bad person