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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Can you please help me with a short description of PTSD for a research paper?

Post-traumatic stress syndrome not only affects the individual person but also the immediate family and their lives. For example when at a son's or daughter's track meet when the starter's pistol goes off so could the father's flashbacks could happen. Even after hearing car backfires could set off setbacks.

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Here is some general information on PTSD to help kick-start your paper.

Post traumatic stress disorder according to the DSM-IV-TR is the following.

Review of diagnostic criteria when the person has been exposed to a traumatic event.
1. the person experienced, witnessed, or was confronted with an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others.
2. the person's response involved intense fear, helplessness, or horror. (Note: In children, this may be expressed instead by disorganized or agitated behavior.

If the traumatic event is ...

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Post-traumatic stress disorder is not just for military personnel. This disorder is for anyone who has suffered and endured any type of violence and/or disasters on many various levels. In the solution I gave some signs and symptoms from the DSM-IV-TR and how that could help with diagnosing the disorder of Post-traumatic disorder.

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