Post-Dramatic Stress Disorder

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Have you ever seen the movie Titanic/ Do you remmeber watching rthe very few survivors who floated away while witnessing thousands of people being drowned? IF you were one of those survivors, would you be mentally traumatized for life? Post-traumatic stress disorder is psychiatric form of anxiety triggered by memories of a traumatic event. IT frequently occurs in conjunction with related disorders such as depression or substance abuse. Many Post-Dramatic symptoms are normal responses to an overwhelmingly stress-cause, which may change our assumptions and create distress.

The effects of PTSD vary widely wijth emotional reaction and depend on the individual perceptions and experience of hte different stress elements. Disorganized or alternatively apathetic behavior may be transient or may extend for a longer period. Studies have shown that deliberate violence creates longer lasting mental health.

People who have PTSD experience different situations that require certain methods of therapy (Bowman 74) Mrs.

Morgan, for example, needed a femal co therapist to revisit the trauma scenes with hypnosis. She talks about her husband , a man with severe dementia, were driving together on a snowy night and she contained some disease of PTSD which brought her from her spiritual world into the mind of her husband in spite of their religion also.

People who suffer PTSD and victimization symptoms are still captured by their traumatic stories and often feel trapped int he trauma. What is really needed is a fundamental change in our attitude towards life.