Management Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Amongst Soldiers, Veterans And Significant Others In USA
This work entails systematic literature review regarding the prevalence of psycho- trauma amongst United States of America soldiers in active service and significant others i.e. family members of those involved in direct combat and military veterans. The review also focus on others mental disorders which occur with PTSD and affect military personnel after the aftermath of a traumatic events. This may include loss of fellow troops or lone survival in combat that killed all colleagues. Psycho-trauma occurrence depends on one experiencing a traumatic event like witnessing actual death of someone or personally coming in terms with serious injury assault raped and sexually abused or even being held as a prisoner of war during combat. Physical threats (life threatening injuries, injuries to deform and amputate) abuse of psychological wellbeing (Keane, Terence M., Amy D. Marshall, and Casey 2006). Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has since been known to be an anxiety disorder and has been defined using many words which include traumatic war neurosis, shell shock, battle fatigue, railway spine, combat fatigue, or post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) stress syndrome. If one fails to treat post- traumatic stress disorder can lead to impaired relationships of those affected and cause significant malfunctioning in their family and society. Soldiers under deployment are more predisposed to a high risk of being affected by PTSD but normally do they receive adequate treatment. Reviews have been focusing only on a specific type of treatment for the distressed unit of soldiers from only specific states. The target of the review is to evaluate the nature of PTSD and features of therapeutic methods used internationally to manage returnees with' PTSD after peacekeeping and combat operations or active combat in United States of America. The literature review focuses on the following in brief summary: the data was obtained from published journals students work and research conducted by national center for PTSD and veterans association united states of America (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov): factors contributing to development PTSD in USA military, incidence rate of PTSD in US military [Department of Veterans Affairs & Department of Defense. (2010). VA/DoD clinical practice guideline for management of post-traumatic stress. http: // www. healthquality.va.gov /guidelines/ MH /ptsd/ cpgPTSDFULL201011612c., remedies put forward by US military to address the problem of PTSD, advances towards combating PTSD V. Challenges of combating PSTD, learnt lessons from the American perspective of containing PTSD in US MARINE 4, and how diagnosis assessment and management of PTSD is done in American perspective Historical background of PTSD in USA (military Institute of Medicine 2008).
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