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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
An overview of the condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
# 114090 | 1,475 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on May 28, 2009 in Psychology (Disorders)


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Description:

The paper relates the history of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is essentially one of neglect and non-recognition but notes the increased awareness today of the effects of this condition. The paper looks at the diagnosis of PTSD and at its treatment options. The paper
concludes that more research is needed into the nature of PTSD and in the development of more comprehensive and effective coping stratgies and techniques.

Outline:
Introduction
History
Diagnosis
Treatment
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"As noted above, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was only recently recognized as a distinct disorder and categorized in a similar fashion to other psychological and neurological conditions. The history of this condition is essentially one of neglect and non-recognition. For centuries individuals have experienced the symptoms of traumatic stress but it has been understood only in very general and vague terms and often dismissed as 'shell shock' and war neurosis.
"The official medical recognition and categorization of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was first introduced with the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III). This has increased the awareness and the formalization of the disorder."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • A HISTORY OF POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. August 17, 2008. <http://cybersarges.tripod.com/ptsdhistory.html>
  • Asmundson G. et al. PTSD and the Experience of Pain: Research and Clinical Implications of Shared Vulnerability and Mutual Maintenance Models. August 17, 2008. < http://ww1.cpa-apc.org:8080/Publications/Archives/CJP/2002/december/asmundson.asp>
  • Coping With a Traumatic Event. August 17, 2008. <http://www.bt.cdc.gov/masscasualties/copingpub.asp>
  • Friedman M. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview <http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/ncdocs/fact_shts/fsptsd_overviewprof.html?opm=1&rr=rr14&srt=d&echorr=true>
  • Foa E., and Meadows, E. Psychosocial Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Critical Review. 1997. August 17, 2008. < http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5000413895>

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