Unit 2 Homework Assignment: Post Traumatic Stress Disor

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Unit 2 Homework Assignment Raven Damon PSY1 D1 SJVC Most people believe that our experiences shape who we are and who we’ll become. What about experiences that aren’t happy or filled with joy? What is a person to do when they have an experience that not only shakes them to the core but completely alters their psyche and the way that they cope with people and everyday life? When people are exposed to trauma some can cope and for others they may develop certain types of stress disorders. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an overlooked and underrated disorder that plagues a good portion of society. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is considered to be a mental disorder that is triggered by an event or several events that have occured in a person's life. Trauma that triggers this particular type of stress and it’s symptoms can be caused from something work, family, friendship, or romantic related. Like many disorders they events leading up to the development of the disorder or rather the type of trauma can be minute or extreme. Though there is controversy over when the first case of this disorder stepped on the screen, in …show more content…

I even went for a few sessions after I gave birth to my son because I felt overwhelmed and similar symptoms to those of which I experienced when I was first diagnosed. Turns out I had postpartum depression instead. But what that showed me was the similarities between disorders and mental ailments. Through support, a change of diet, exercise, meditation and I’m proud to say no medication, I worked through my issues. Some people do benefit from using medication associated with the disorder, but I chose a holistic approach. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder isn’t often discussed in large circles and I find that a lot of people are ashamed to talk about it, but in doing so is where the healing

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