A Separate Peace Ptsd

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What is Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder and why should we learn more about it? Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD) is a brain disorder that is caused by stress and some sort of trauma. This disorder can be influenced by life occurrences such as being in a war, abuse, assault, natural and unnatural disasters, military combat, and even accidents. PTSD affects the lives of 8 million people worldwide, including children! This disorder is known for being more prone to women than men. There is also some evidence that it runs through families, or can be passed down from generations. PTSD is frequently accompanied by other disorders such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders, just to name a few. Unfortunately, veterans,…show more content…
In A Separate Peace, the characters were in the middle of a war and were preparing to go into a war. For example, a character named Leper left the war because he was so emotionally unstable, this could have indicated some sort of PTSD. A character named Gene, or the narrator, went off to the war hoping to forget about all the pain he went through as he had made his friend Finny (Phineas) fall out of a tree causing him to break his leg and not play sports agaon. Also, Gene went through even more emotional pain after his best friend died due to leg surgery. The symptoms of PTSD may have been rougher on these characters as they were only late teenagers and their brains were not yet fully develpopd. After reading the novel and researching PTSD, one may see the similarities of PTSD symptoms and Leper’s behavior after the war or Gene’s behavior after Finny’s accident During the war, many soldiers may have ended up with PTSD as a result of kiiling and watching people be killed at such a young age. As one may know, PTSD affects all ages from child to senior. As one may have inturperated, Finny may have secretly felt that if he tried not to believe in the war, it wouldn’t affect him. Gene, however, may have developed PTSD after the whole Finny incident since afterwards his emotions are all over the place. A great example of PTSD in A Separate Peace is how Leper was almost like a different person when he secretly left the war, for example, he…show more content…
This illness can be caused by any event such as war, assault, abuse, or even a simple accident. PTSD can be helped with counciling and medication. This illness is most commonly seen with veterans and with people in the military which is why one may believe that it links with A Separate
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