Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)


As a student in Abnormal Psychology, you are taking this course for a reason. You may need this course for your particular degree, or you may be interested in the topic. In a short period of eight weeks, we simply cannot cover every topic. This research paper allows you the opportunity to take a closer look at an Abnormal Psyc topic of interest to you. This should be an informative paper and summarize the main points of your selected topic.

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) is a condition that is characterized by excess anxiety resulting from emotional illnesses after experiencing terribly frightening, or even sometimes life-threatening and unsafe incidences.  People suffering from PSTD usually suffer re-experience of the traumatizing event in some way and may try to avoid places, people, or any other thing that is associated with their experience. They may also be sensitive to normal life experiences. Although the conditions could have existed for centuries, it was recognized recently and diagnosis criteria developed in the 1980s (Shalev, 2009). It was first recognized among soldiers returning from wars under symptoms that are familiar with combat fatigue. During Second World War, soldiers suffering from the condition were said to be suffering from gross stress reaction. Once a person shows symptoms related to PSTD, it is advisable to seek treatment in the shortest time possible failure to which they may develop post-traumatic stress disorder.