Give an explanation of how the presentation of PTSD for active duty military might be complicated by military experience. Then describe how PTSD might influence a military client's transition into civilian life.explain how PTSD of military clients may affect their significant relationships.
An explanation of how the presentation of PTSD for active duty military might be complicated by military experience.
"PTSD, or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood" (Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs, 2013, para 1). It is characterized by three main symptoms; re-experiencing symptoms, avoidance and numbness, and arousal symptoms and the onset of these symptoms can happen suddenly or gradually. Those with PTSD often have other challenges, such as substance abuse, that are happening alongside the PTSD symptoms which can create additional concerns.
An individual with PTSD has been exposed to a life altering event in their lives that has caused the severe anxiety and stress symptoms to occur. This is true for any individual with PTSD however; those individuals who are also active military are more likely to have to re-experience traumatic ...
A discussion regarding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and active duty military including how PTSD might influence transition to civilian life. 606 words, 3 references.