PTSD In The Military Essay

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PTSD in the Military
Posttraumatic stress disorder, or commonly known as PTSD, is a mental health disorder that is triggered by a traumatic event in a person’s life. It is the most prevalent of stress disorders, branching from its predecessor acute stress disorder, PTSD is categorized by a month or more of traumatic event flashbacks, social avoidance, and various debilitating physical symptoms. Posttraumatic stress disorder has a long history with the military, dating all the way back to early American military views, and has come a long way in terms of effective treatment, such as recognizing its biological factors.
Military History of PTSD
PTSD and the Mitlitary
The American military has had a long history with the symptoms associated with
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(as cited in Gaudet et al., 2016), developed a treatment plan for active-duty military members, called Adaptive Disclosure (AD), that was recently used in a study: “AD consists of six 90-minute weekly sessions aimed at correcting cognitive appraisals and promoting new learning particularly in the areas of forgiveness, compassion, and shame”. Although the study contained only 44 Marines, the results showed promise in effectively reducing the negative emotions of depression, and shame. In separate study, it shoed that emotions of humility and gratitude shown by veterans had more positive outcomes in overall treatment…show more content…
al, 2013). Several studies have showed that yoga helps reduce anger, and improves overall sleep quality. In this particular preliminary study, results showed that yoga could be an effective adjunct therapy that helps improve hyper arousal symptoms associated with PTSD. A recent study showed that yoga was included in 28.8% of detailed VA PTSD treatment programs (Staples et. al, 2013). Using yoga as an alternative, or a supplement, to practical therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, for the treatment of PTSD could greatly impact overall success of treatment for the

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