Traumatic Stress Disorders In Unbroken And All Quiet On The Western Front

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Living with PTSD What is it like to live with a person suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder? What impact will this have on the individual's family? These are some of the questions I asked myself while researching my subject. In this paper, I will explore the effects of PTSD on individuals, making connections between two works of literature, "Unbroken" and "All Quiet on the Western Front". While reading All Quiet on the Western Front, I became interested in learning more about how post-traumatic stress disorder affects people. I was drawn to this topic because I have worked with people who have PTSD. Before I continue my research on the subject, I'd like to write down what I know so far. Personal experience has taught me that the …show more content…

These issues are likely to have repercussions for wives and children. As a result, when compared to a control group, spouses of veterans reported significantly higher physical symptoms, anxiety, sadness, and social dysfunction, as well as significantly lower self-esteem and family cohesion.” (Al-Turkait and Ohaeri). Soldiers frequently develop post-traumatic stress symptoms after dealing with severely injured, suicides, injured children, and deceased individuals. Untreated traumatic events can lead to bad and uncaring behavior toward others, including family members. Those performing defusing, debriefing, and de-escalating in emergency situations must be aware of the role guilt and shame may play in the development of post-traumatic stress symptoms. This collection of facts demonstrates many people are unaware of the effects of PTSD on people, which is why it must be taken seriously and widely recognized in society. People are unable to receive the care and support they require when they do not advocate for …show more content…

Many people experience symptoms within three months of the event, but they can also appear later and last for months or even years. Depression, alcoholism, memory problems, and other physical and mental health issues are all common co-occurring diseases with PTSD. A study was conducted on the female partners of PTSD patients. According to the findings, PTSD places a significant strain on partners, and mental health supports and services should be developed to meet their needs. Although the effects of PTSD on people have been studied for a long time, only a few studies have explored the experiences of the partners of the affected individuals. “The meaning partners ascribe to their lives, and the strengths and strategies they used to manage the after-effects of combat. Because nowadays, there isn’t a system in place for veterans to get help with their conditions.” (Beks). This resource emphasizes the significance of PTSD's impact on families. According to the article, family and friend support is extremely beneficial to those recovering from PTSD. Conforming to the study's findings, emotional numbing and rage have a negative impact on family ties, and emotional separation from family support make trauma healing more difficult. This is reflected in the book multiple times, when the main character, Paul quoted “Overwhelmed by this wave that bears us

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