Lady Macbeth was a fictional character in the play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, a tragedy set in the 12 century. She was the wife of a man named Macbeth who became very murderous and blood thirsty while trying to become King of Scotland. In this tragedy, three witches tell Macbeth that he will become king and so he shares this news with Lady Macbeth. At the beginning of this story Lady Macbeth is the more dominant and strong willed person in the relationship, while Macbeth is the coward and fragile one. Lady Macbeth comes up with a plan for her husband to kill the king so he can take the throne. When Macbeth does kill the king he feels remorse where as Lady Macbeth feels nothing about it. As time passes on Lady Macbeth becomes
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental disease that develops in those who have experienced a scary or dangerous event and it affects an estimated 6.8% of Americans in their lifetime (National Institute of Mental Health, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”). Post-traumatic stress disorder is also abbreviated as “PTSD.” Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, follows Billy Pilgrim, a World War II soldier, on his adventures through both the war and after the war. Pilgrim believes that he is visited by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore and abducted by them. He also thinks that he is able to “time travel” to different events throughout his own life. Due to his condition of thinking that he is able to time travel, Pilgrim can be said to have PTSD.
John, a United States Soldier, returns home after spending the past year fighting overseas. He had endured gruesome conditions, seen his friends die, and had barely made it out alive himself. All John wanted to do was to finish his degree and live a normal life with his family, but the transition back to everyday life would be harder than he thought. The soldier experienced sleepless nights, severe anxiety, and even flashbacks to the war. After visiting the doctor, John was diagnosed with PTSD. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that develops after a person is exposed to a traumatic event such as warfare, traffic wrecks, sexual assault, or any other life-threatening situation (Iribarren, Prolo, Neagos, and Chiappelli 1). Symptoms of PTSD often
The Dark Knight is a widely praised film from executive Christopher Nolan. It depends on a more practical variant of the Batman mythos. In this specific adjustment, Batman has gotten himself set against a cruel, psychotic killer named The Joker who simply needs to wreak devastation on Gotham City. Abnormality has gotten to be a standout amongst the most key parts in different movies, for example, The Dark Knight. I believe that The Dark Knight incorporates several of characters that would be determined to have some sort of psychological disorder. Be that as it may, I will look at Batman to decide the kind of psychological
Chapter 4 covered anxiety, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders. Anxiety, fear and phobias are normal human emotions that in most respects are used to keep us safe by influencing us to avoid potentially dangerous situations. It is only when our emotions are not in proportion to the reality of the situation that our fears, obsessions and anxiety become pathological.
“I know my head isn’t screwed on straight. I want to leave, confess everything, hand over the guilt and mistake and anger to someone else. There is a beast in my gut, I can hear it scraping away at the inside of my ribs. Even if I dump the memory, it will stay with me, staining me” (Anderson 51). Melinda Sordino was the brave, resilient main character of Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel, Speak. Her transition to high school was displayed in a series of journal entries, which provided a clear and accurate window into her psyche. Raped at a party before the start of her freshman year, Melinda was ostracized by teachers, classmates, family and friends, instead of receiving the help she deserved. She continued to be abused by her rapist, popular senior Andy Evans, and was plagued by flashbacks whenever she saw him. The cumulation of her trauma
A constant watch over mental health issues of all military servicemen and women has gone under the radar in the past few years due to a lack of knowing how unrecognizable the problem just might be. The magnitude of this problem is enormous. A recent report finds that the estimates of PTSD range from 4 to 45 percent for those soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan (Cesur, Sabia & Tekin, 2012). Research suggested that other serious medical issues are likely to accompany the PTSD diagnosis, such as cardiovascular disease, and chronic pain (Frayne, et al, 2010). Compiling mental health issues, physical ailments along with family reintegration can prove overwhelming for a returning veteran.
suicide rates are double, maybe even triple Civil War rates. There were more documented military suicides in 2010 alone than the entire four years of the Civil War, as 295 service members committed suicide in 2010 versus the 278 documented suicides in Union soldiers during the entire Civil War with force sizes being relatively equal during both wars. Researchers have tried to identify exactly why there has been a dramatic increase in PTSD in modern times versus the past, but a variety of factors complicate the issue with any number of stressors capable of being the culprit, from military training, to overseas deployment, to the transition back to civilian life, to combat itself. These numbers reflect a dangerous crisis as it demonstrates a need for care and services for not only the new generation of veterans, but an increased need for care on top of the necessary aid provided to Vietnam War Veterans who continue to suffer from PTSD as well, even today. These statistics thus reflect a problem for not only the military service members of today, but the service members of tomorrow as well, as whatever factors increase the risk of PTSD today will most likely increase the rate of veterans suffering from PTSD in years to come unless the reasons for this increase can be pinpointed and specifically
The men and women who put their lives at stake for our country, so that citizens may feel safe and secure in the United States, struggle with their own personal battles that impact their lives significantly. According to a recent 2015 poll, nearly 52,336 soldiers were physically wounded, about 320,000 soldiers were suffering from traumatic brain injury, and almost 400,000 soldiers were troubled with post traumatic stress disorder. Physical wounds are a reality of war, and they come in many forms, but these statistics show that brain and emotional injuries are ultimately affecting more war veterans. Given the highly stressful context in which war injuries occur, traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder are commonly diagnosed
In this scholarly article researcher Tai Hawk evaluates PTSD as a whole analyzing the causes, effects, and possible outcomes of the self-described “epidemic”. Hawk analysis over 40 different forms of literature to bring forth his own conclusions and feasible theories. Hawk begins by giving a brief overview of why the cases of PTSD are increasing now then in earlier more violent wars, the answer is with advancing technology, and better healthcare soldiers outlive the trauma that they would have killed them 20 years earlier. Hawk later does an in depth review of the three forms of PTSD and their distinguishing features. The final criteria Hawk addressed was rehabilitation of veterans with PTSD and the difficulties that they must overcome, including
When it comes to treating PTSD, many forms of treatment have shown to be effective in treating symptoms associated with PTSD. Perhaps not just one treatment should be used. Avoidance to focus on the actual trauma and determine how the treatment impacts one cognitively (such as Prolonged Exposure Therapy) symptoms may reoccur even with coping strategies are put into place. Without establishing coping skills (such as with Stress Inoculation Training) traumatic flashbacks, anxiety, and fear will still be present. A combination of therapies will be most beneficial. However trauma-focused treatment (Prolonged Exposure Therapy) approaches both “facing the trauma” and “changing cognitive thinking.”
In this literary review I will be discussing some of the precursors to PTSD. These contributing factors come from both exposer to certain events prior to deployment and even the possibility of a genetic link. Many studies have been done to try and figure out just why some develop PTSD while other don’t when put in the same situation. This will hopefully give some view points from both the biological and psychological sides as to why this is. Also discussed will be some comorbid disorders often seen with PTSD. Life after deployment is also an important factor. From barriers to care for both those still in the service to veterans
PTSD is “an anxiety disorder characteristics by hunting memories, nightmares social withdrawal, jumpy anxiety, numbness of feeling and/or insomnia that lingers for four weeks or more after a traumatic experience”. It’s a serious mental illness that develops after a trauma, and it is commonly associated with soldiers, it’s a disorder which is killing a lot of our service members. I’m in the military, and it can happen to me at any time because of the combat I’ve been to, and also because of all the high intense training sections we go through. I feel I should know more about it because I have seen the effects it had on my sister and some of the finest soldiers in our military. This not a sickness to be played with because when hit you is the effects can very dangerous and scary. PSTD is a unique sickness by its own some will develop it some will not, it also takes longer to develop in some than others. Most soldiers who develop this
Trauma due to combat is common with soldiers who come home and once situated reflect on their experiences. Being in the line of fire and losing comrades in battle was their reality, a reality that endured some of the most brutal forms of warfare. They were sent to fight away from home for months, even years at a time, and undergo a series of terrible physical and emotional experiences. It’s no wonder that they are emotionally and psychologically incapable of processing these experiences as anything but natural. PTSD is not exclusive to just war veterans, as it affects anyone exposed to different trauma situations, such as car accidents, rape and other violent events. People who have experienced a traumatic event usually may feel emotions
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (fifth ed.) (DSM-5) defines PTSD in people over six years of age similarly to Charuvastra and Cloitre’s (2008) study, except it added the following: “negative alterations in cognitions and moods associated with the traumatic event(s)….[and m]arked alterations in arousal and activity associated with the traumatic event(s)” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Closer to the purpose of this article, the author shall include other specifics to PTSD such as derealization, depersonalization, and dissociative