PSTD paper

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Research-Based Interventions for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Brenda Brandmier


October 20, 2014

Dr. Harry Beaman

Research-Based Interventions for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

According to Butcher, Mineka, and Hooley, (2013), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder known as PTSD , is an anxiety disorder that can take place after a traumatic event. For example, an event horrific and frightening that one may observe or that actually happened to the individual. One may believe his or her life or another individuals life are in danger (Butcher, Mineka, and Hooley, 2013). He or she may feel scared or believe they have no power over what is happening. This form of trauma is seen in individuals of the military, physically and/or sexually abused children, terrorist attacks like the 911 event, rape or physical assault, severe accident like car a crash, fire, earthquake, floods, hurricane, or tornado (Butcher, Mineka, and Hooley, 2013). An individual who has experanced a traumatic event has a chance of developing PTSD; however, not everyone will (Butcher, Mineka, and Hooley, 2013).

"Studies show that people who develop an acute stress disorder shortly after traumatic event are indeed at increased risk of developing PTSD" (Kleimet al., 2007) (Butcher, Mineka, and Hooley, 2013, p. 155). Throughout this paper I will examine three research articles, one regarding military PTSD, one regarding predictors o f PTSD, and one regarding therapist-assisted self-management treatment, along with understanding PTSD according to the biopsychosocial model, and learn what treatments work best.

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