Informative Essay On Ptsd

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My teacher once told me about a man with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD). Apparently, the man was from Augusta, and had only been back a couple of days from Afghanistan when this incident occurred. She told me that there was a fair happening on base, and this man was playing your traditional fair games such as the balloon dart game with his family when one of the balloons popped and this man hit the ground. He began crawling in full defense mode everywhere. She said that people just started laughing at him, and the Military police came to retrieve him and his family. Of course, the people that were in the military understood, but many of the civilians just found it funny, or thought this man was mentally retarded, because they had no real knowledge of what was occurring. When I heard this story, I was appalled. I could not believe someone would laugh at this man. It just comes to show that American society does not offer enough support for people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious medical condition that even with treatment can have a long lasting impact on a person’s life; but what is Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder is not a new…show more content…
adults aged 18 to 54 (5.2 million people) have PTSD during the course of a given year.” This is the same as every female in Georgia having Post-Traumatic Stress disorder, that’s a lot of people that need help and are not getting the treatment, the support that they need; Brunello, N. (2001). stated that “Epidemiological studies clearly indicate that Post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is becoming a major health concern worldwide even if still poorly recognized and not well treated.” This supports the statement that it is not only poorly recognized and that people with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder are not getting the support they need or in Brunell’s words “not well
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