Stress and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Analytical Essay by Jin

Stress and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The relationship between stress and PTSD and its effects on life.
# 16492 | 1,691 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 25, 2003 in Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Therapies)

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This paper examines the issue of stress in peoples lives. It shows that every person handles some levels of stress during his lifetime, but everyone deals with this is different ways. The paper discusses the issue of PTSD which is a condition experienced by some people after a very traumatic experience. The paper looks at symptoms, causes and treatment of the disorder and how people cope with its after-effects.

From the Paper:

"It is probably not necessary to point out that life can be stressful. Everyone faces a different mix of adjustive demands in life, and any one of us may break down if the going gets tough enough. Under conditions of overwhelming stress, even a previous stable person may develop temporary psychological problems and lose the capacity to gain pleasure from life. This breakdown may be sudden, as in the case of a person who has gone through a severe accident or fire, or it may be gradual, as in the case of a person, in a deteriorating marriage or other intimate relationship, who has been subjected to prolonged periods of tension and challenges to his or her self-esteem. Most often a person recovers once a stressful situation is over, although in some cases there may be long-lasting damage to self-concept and an increased vulnerability to certain types of stressors. Today's stress can be tomorrow's vulnerability. In the case of a person who is quite vulnerable to begin with, of course, a stressful situation may precipitate more serious and lasting psychopathology."

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