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Many of these soldiers had strong feelings of grief, Anxiety and anger which wouldn’t go away, had flashbacks of horrific scenes and felt compelled to avoid anything associated with their Traumatic Experiences.
Since then, similar symptoms have been recorded in people who have never seen a battlefield, but who have nevertheless been through traumatic times, and doctors now know to look out for signs of ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder‘ – a severe, ongoing reaction to a psychological trauma.
1. The National Health Service now treats an estimated 220,000 people every year for PTSD
2. PTSD can be a devastating psychological illness, which can affect every part of a person’s life, including, work, friends and family
4. You are more likely to suffer from post Traumatic Stress Disorder if you work in certain profession which are more exposed to traumatic scenes and experiences, such as paramedics, members of the police force, military personnel or fire fighters
5. Medication rarely cures PTSD, but is often used alongside counselling, which can involve discussion of memories and feelings about the trauma, to relieve symptoms
6. Group Psychotherapy is often used in the treatment of post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and is considered by some experts to be the most beneficial kind of treatment for military personnel and veterans
7. PTSD can be caused by a range of different incidents, including car accidents, violent assault, being taken hostage, military combat, natural or man-made disasters and terrorist attacks
8. Two people could witness the same horrifying event at the same time, one of whom could show no signs of psychological trauma while the other goes on to suffer from full-blown PTSD
9. People suffering from PTSD may be able to make a claim for compensation, which could help with difficulties such as financial concerns due to loss of work
10. In the past, courts were reluctant to award compensation for sufferers of PTSD. However, as awareness increases, more and more successful Ptsd Claims are being made
If you think you may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress disorder, you should visit your doctor straight away to assess your symptoms and make a diagnosis.
If your PTSD was caused at work or was someone else’s fault, you may be able to make a successful claim for Ptsd Compensation.
Compensation amounts for Ptsd Claims vary greatly but the money could potentially help with lost earnings and the cost of your Ptsd Treatment. Seak to an expert today to find out if you could make a PTSD claim.
Hey everyone..i am doing a research paper on Psychological effects of war…?
i am doing a research paper on psychological effects of war. if you know of any good books that have stuff about Ptsd and backlash or anything else that involves psychological effects of war can you please list them i would greatly appreciate it!!! thanks!
well thank you all so very much i cant choose which answer is the best because you all gave me very helpfull tips for my essay thank you all!! plus this essay is very importanat to me i have a brother that has Ptsd and some close friends also have it, so i want to educate my class on it and hope they will have a better understanding on other effects besides death that can occue in the War.
opps spelled a word worng sorry lol
Go to apa.org Do a search…lots of info. They will bring up summaries of current research. Unless you pay for journal access you will have to go to your college library to get access, to see the articles. Most colleges pay for access to apa journals. There is alot of info now on PTSD as we are seeing in it very high numbers with returning vets of Iraq..also very high suicide rate right now. Good luck with the paper. (college psych prof)
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trying to put together a realistic case study of a soldier who, after returning from the vietnam war, has been diagnosed with Ptsd. i’m not quite sure how to go about researching things such as family background, medical history, and education history … it’s supposed to be a made-up case study for class where i relate it to the psychology dsm criteria, but was wondering if anyone had any experiences (real or not) that could aid in the background aspect… Thanks so much!
I’m sorry. I really tried to answer this question but I just can’t. There are far too many demons in this closet.
I hope you can find input for you work but I don’t think it can me. The fact is it was only 40 years ago and my wounds are still open.