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    (PTSD) Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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    An understanding of why PTSD is classified as an anxiety disorder, not an adjustment disorder. Briefly describe the factors that contributed to the overall stress in the case you chose, including psycho social and cultural factors, temperament, etc. Be sure to include your thoughts on how you could assist this client to remove the stressors or cope with them differently.


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    Dear Student,
    Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. I suggest using this simple outline:

    1. About PTSD - 150 words
    2. Anxiety vs. adjustment - 100 words
    3. Treatment/Assistance - 100 words

    The solution should total about 350 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

    AE 105878/Xenia Jones

    On PTSD

    PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder is a severe anxiety disorder that affects individuals who have been exposed to events that have led to psychological trauma. It can be the threat of death to the individual or to someone else or severe threat against one's psychological, physical and emotional well-being whereby the individual has felt the overwhelming feeling of helplessness, that he or she is going to not survive, and is unable to cope. Women who have been subjected to extreme sexual violence and abuse, soldiers suffering from the ordeal of the battlefield, survivors of a tragic event (i.e. a terrorist attack, a car accident) are just among the many who suffer from debilitating PTSD, a psychological trauma that endures and renders the individual unable to function due to flashbacks that bring back the emotions and feelings from the original event, leading them to re-experience it over and over again in flashbacks and ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of PTSD, in particular providing a discussion of its main difference with adjustment disorders. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.