Big Changes for Diagnosing PTSD

Posted on June 24, 2013

The effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can dismantle the lives of not only those who suffer from this illness, but also those of family and friends. The federal government, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and professionals within the psychiatric field are working diligently to provide alternatives in treatment for victims suffering from PTSD and their families.

From the soldier on the battlefield, to the victim of a violent crime, PTSD knows no ethnic, gender, racial, or social boundaries. This vicious disorder can take a soldier, fighting for the freedom of others, to living homeless on the streets. It can take a loving mother, caring for her family, to the streets of her city, seeking drugs or simply unable to leave her house at all. The uncertainty of child’s future who has suffered from long-term violence remains a threat to a growing society. This disorder affects its victims both physically and mentally, leaving many wondering if there will ever be a time when it will not control its victim’s life.

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Category(s):Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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