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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

I’ve been wanting to talk about this for a while as it’s something that really hits home.

It’s been estimated that 30% of Vietnam war veterans, 12% to 20% of veterans of the Iraq war, 6% to 11% Afghanistan war veterans and 10% Gulf war veterans have suffered from Post Traumatic Stress disorder. This really is an anxiety disorder that may develop after exposure to one or more occasions that are frightening.

The history of PTSD date back to the early 1800’s where military physicians started diagnosing soldiers with “exhaustion” following the strain of conflict. This “exhaustion” was defined by mental shutdown due to individual or group injury. Around this time there was a syndrome in England called ‘railway spine’ or ‘railway craze which bares a resemblance to what we call now that is PTSD. Men and women who’d been in the disastrous railway mishaps of that time found this.

In World War I and II the term ‘shell shock’ and combat fatigue’ were terms to describe veterans who demonstrated tension and anxiety after being in fight. The official designation of “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” didn’t come about until 1980 when the 3Rd edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) was printed.

This anxiety disorder happens when you’re scared and your body activates the fight or flight response. This reaction to resist releases adrenaline, which is in charge of raising your blood pressure as well as heart rate in addition to raising glucose to muscles (to let you run away fast in the surface of immediate risk). Yet when this risk has gone your body starts to undergo a procedure which shuts down the anxiety reaction and this procedure involves the discharge of some other hormone called cortisol. You may continue to feel the effects of adrenaline in case your body does not create enough cortisol to shut down the anxiety response. Injury sufferers who develop post-traumatic stress disorder frequently have higher amounts of other exciting hormones (catecholamines) under normal conditions where the risk of injury isn’t present. These same hormones kick in when they’re reminded of their injury.

Military Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an extremely serious illness with symptoms including self harm, rage, violence and drug addiction along with melancholy. All all these unfortunately impacts a large number of soldiers every year that have serviced in the armed forces and are typical symptoms of Military Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Treating Military Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is done through fundamental and psychotherapy counselling but has the potential to take lots of patience plus time.

Unfortunately several individuals who are experiencing and suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also called ‘war injury’, is said to vastly improve in the the next couple of years because of the variety of soldiers that are fighting in regions like Helmand and Basra. There are worries that the Iraq war is creating more instances of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than every other battle in decades, among the primary reasons for this is the fact that the violence has been prevalent and exposure to it persistent over long spans of time. The suicide bombers, roadside mines as well as the continuous danger of assault within the Iraq war presents a distinctive challenge to the mental health of the soldiers that are serving in it.

If you’re truly one of these anguish and are considering claiming damages for you enduring then you need to do so immediately. It’s your legal and civil right to file for damages for harms mental and emotional. No one should endure in silence.

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