When a soldier is suffering from PTSD he may experience rage, depression, flashbacks, emotional numbness, and hyper vigilance. They can experience the inability to stop believing that they are in battle during everyday life. Effects like these can seriously jeopardize their family life. As one former soldier has said in the article, “It’s almost like your family has its own form of PTSD just from being around you every
The plane’s seats were very uncomfortable and I was airsick and didn’t eat anything almost the whole trip. I don’t think I’ve ever been that tired my whole life. My head was aching, I was frustrated, and I was feeling somewhat nauseous. Even when we stopped in London, England for transit, almost all the passengers were taking a nap, except for me; I was up on my laptop. I would have thought that it’d be much easier to fall asleep once I got back home in my own bed, but it wasn’t.
Their families may never get to see them. Colin’s experience is an example. Before the project, Colin and his wife had planned “four road or rail trips from New York to New England” and “one air trip to see Michelle’s parents at their winter home in Palm Springs” (Beaven-73) between November and February. When Michelle called her parents to tell them that they would not be coming to visit, her mother was not happy. “She said that my life is being subsumed by yours and that it’s as though I’ve joined some sort of eco-cult and you are the cult leader” (Beaven-75).
The most common one for veterans is Combat Exposure. 10 to 18 percent of service member returning home because of PTSD will excessively drink, use tobacco and will be involved in a conflict with others (National Center of PTSD, 2010). Veterans go through several stressors while deploy that can lead to PTSD, some of these are death/injuries, being away from home for long period of times, Family problems while away and low morale and poor social support. Another trauma that can effect PTSD is going through some sort of Violence or Abuse. Violence and abuse is defined as a physical or mental traumatic event that can affect you through out any period of your life.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Introduction A common yet often misunderstood condition, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be described as “an extreme debilitating response to a traumatic event that overwhelms the mind and emotions”. (“Introduction,” 1998) Any number of traumatic events can cause PTSD, including kidnapping, serious accident, natural disaster, violent attacks, (like mugging, rape, torture, or being held captive), or simply witnessing any of these events happen to another. Individuals with PTSD are characterized by “increased anxiety, avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma, numbing of emotions and emotional responses”. (“National institute o Mental Health”, 2010) PTSD was brought to public attention
Vietnam War caused a lot of different things including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is my first topic, symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the impact on everyday life. According to the American Psychiatric Association, post traumatic stress disorder develops after someone is exposed to an extremely traumatic event and they reacted to the event with intense fear, horror or helplessness. Such traumatic events include: * war * torture * terrorism * a natural disaster (e.g. a bushfire, flood or cyclone) * a major car accident The Intrusive Symptoms include: * Distressing thoughts or images * Nightmares about the event * Feeling or acting as if the traumatic event were recurring
So that was out.” (Pg.59) He avoided all contact with his parents. Holden becomes so lonely that he tries to interact with anyone within his reach. He even asks a cab driver if he would “care to stop on the way” and join him for a cocktail (pg.60) Holden has alienated himself for such a prolonged amount of time that it has driven him into somewhat of a state of depersonalization. Instead of getting the support from the people close to him, he uses strangers to socialize with because he thinks they wont judge him as they are unknowing of his troubles. Holden has tried setting up rules for himself like “Last year I made a rule that I was going to quit horsing around with girls… I broke it though, the same week I made it” (pg.63) Holden cant maintain even his own made up rules.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Armed Forces Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) according to the American Psychiatric Association is a behavioral disorder that can occur following a psychologically distressing event that is outside the range of usual human experience and is usually experienced with intense fear, terror and helplessness. Cases of PTSD in the past was said to only happen in rape victims, children of abuse, wives who have been beaten , firefighters and police officers who had experienced a traumatic event. PTSD is a real psychological issue that affects the mental, physical and emotional persona of everyone who has experienced a traumatic event. This includes our Military personnel who experience traumatic events daily.
This, combined with mood disturbances, can undermine relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. BPD disturbances also may include self-harm.  Without treatment, symptoms may worsen, leading (in extreme cases) to suicide attempts There is an ongoing debate between clinicians and patients worldwide regarding the term Borderline, and some suggest it be renamed, and called Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. There is concern that the diagnosis of BPD stigmatizes people and is a discriminatory practice. It is common for those suffering from BPD and their families to feel confused by a lack of clear diagnosis, effective treatments and accurate information.
It is people like me, who had no idea just how serious a concussion could be, who are now wondering why the NFL hasn’t done a better job at educating its players and the families of its players on the potential dangers, risks and long term effects involved with suffering football related concussions. Reporting on the lingering effects of concussions, Jason Shoot says “severe concussions can leave victims struggling with nausea, blurred vision, emotional instability and a host of other debilitating symptoms weeks and months after the injury was suffered (Shoot). The question should then be asked, just how emotionally unstable can concussions cause people to become? If you listen to the families of a few former NFL stars, unstable enough to lead them to take their own