Family, Csr, Ptsd, Attachment And Parenting Essay

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FAMILY, CSR, PTSD, ATTACHMENT AND PARENTING In the article, “The Implication of Combat-Induced Stress Reaction, PTSD, and Attachment in Parenting Among War Veterans,” Professors Estee Cohen and Zahava Solomon of Tel Aviv University along with Professor Gadi Zerach of the Ariel University Center of Samaria have conducted a study involving parents who are veterans in the Israeli military. The nature of the study was to observe the parental behavior among military members diagnosed with Combat-Induced Stress (CSR) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The professors’ hypotheses were to find out if these parents will have decreased levels of parental functioning, satisfaction and have increased levels of concerns for their children as opposed to veterans who do not suffer these symptoms. Parental factors also played a role in this study. These factors can include entanglement, control, and over protectiveness. It’s apparent that the professors had a clear, cut hypothesis. To me, this study is important because it demonstrates how disorders such as CSR and PTSD among parents could hinder a child’s growth and development. The military personnel who participated in the study were combat veterans of the First Lebanon War. Two groups of veterans participated in the study, 267 CSR veterans and 210 non-CSR veterans; all males. Each veteran diagnosed with CSR was matched with a controlled group veteran who did not have the disorder. The non-CSR (NCSR) control group consisted of veterans who served in the same war but did not show symptoms of either CSR or PTSD. Each group had many of the same similarities in level of education, marital status, and religion. The participants are excellent candidates for the study as there are no significant differences between the two groups except for CSR. Each veteran was contacted by the professors and had to self-report his own

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