Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I don't really know a lot about this topic but it was a topic that came to mind when I watched a movie called “Brothers”. as soon as I saw this movie it really opened up my mind to what was it that the main character to become crazy and almost kill himself. I think people may know and see that some soldiers come back home and they're not the same person. They may see that, but they don’t know the reason. Well the reason is (PTSD).
one thing I know is that it is true and there is no lie about this disorder. I didn't know a lot about this topic till now I been reading articles and medical reviews about what doctors have said and stories of soldiers that have gone through this.
according to the article, “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)” by mayo clinic staff. this article really shows me what am looking for in the article it states that ,”Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms typically start within three months of a traumatic event. In a few cases, though, PTSD symptoms may not appear until years after the event.” this really was interesting to me because I didn't think there was a time where this happens i wonder why this traumatic event affects soldiers so badly, this I have in mind because not all soldiers
come back with that disorder. another statement that interested me was, “Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms are generally grouped into three types: intrusive memories, avoidance and numbing, and increased anxiety or emotional arousal (hyperarousal).” this I liked because I could have guessed that I was dealing with the person's memory of the act,incident or event. I could imagine what soldiers go through while there in war. this article really answer a lot of my questions but there's more to research.
in article, “PTSD Affecting More U.S. Soldiers Than British.” actually had me thinking because yes americans sent a lot of soldiers to war but I would have never guessed that the united states have more soldiers with PTSD.”Americans involved in those wars have suffered from PTSD at a rate of 30 percent, compared to 4 percent among Brits, according to a study published by the U.K.’s Royal Society of Medicine. And researchers say the difference isn’t a reflection of the jobs Americans take on; it holds up in comparisons between units that saw equally heavy combat.” this really shows me that it's not on the work the american take on it's the fact that they have really difficult battle to fight and I guess they really go through some hard stuff out there when they're at war.
“1 in 8 returning soldiers suffers from PTSD” this article talks about studies that have been done to soldier that have gone to Iraq 1 out of 8 doesn't seem a lot to me but it's still interesting.”Once called shell shock or combat fatigue, post-traumatic stress disorder can develop after witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. Symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, feelings of detachment, irritability, trouble concentrating and sleeplessness.” this article again proves what I believed before I can see now that it is mental and that its cause of what they seen in war the time they were there. something else that caught my attention was,“I’m not an alarmist, but I think this is a serious problem. It may be worse just because of the nature of the war,” he said, citing extended tours of duty and the change of mission from liberation to occupation.” i agree with him this is very serious because just because of this disorder soldiers that are going through it can do many crazy things while there back home.
“Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT, AND SELF-HELP,” this article talks about experiences that soldiers have had before and it is telling how the soldiers can sometimes put it all behind and some can't.” But sometimes the trauma is so overwhelming that you find that you can’t move on.” this really interested me because it really does show that some can't put things like the behind the terror they went through. this has really answered my questions because now I how hard it is to go through something like that with all that I have read today I also see that it is a lot of a mental thing. this i found really important cause its true, “If you went through a traumatic experience and are having trouble getting back to your regular life, reconnecting to others, and feeling safe again, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.” This is true. I agree with this is it is very hard for a person that has come home from a very serious and deadly war comes back home and will just live life-like before. I really don't believe that but some one the soldiers that do come back and put it all behind then good for them.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a really serious disorder but that doesn't mean that soldiers have to go around losing their minds i think they should try to put it behind and if they can go see someone who can help you.
1. Michael Scott Moore ,June 22, 2011
2.Matthew Tull, PhD, Updated January 25, 2009
4.Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D updated: October 2011.
5.Mayo Clinic staff,Updated Aug. 2, 2011