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What is PTSD?
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Coventry, Connecticut Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 1 page


By Kyle, Kevin, and Chad
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What is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder is
a mental health condition that's
triggered by a terrifying event
either experiencing it or
witnessing it. Symptoms may
include flashbacks, nightmares
and severe anxiety, as well as
uncontrollable thoughts about the
event. Many people that suffer
from this mental illness have
trouble adjusting and coping with
their everyday life.
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Facts
An estimated 1 out of 10 women
will get PTSD at some time in
their lives. Women are about
twice as likely as men to develop
PTSD.
Estimated risk for developing
PTSD for those who have
experienced the following
traumatic events. 31.9 percent of
victims have PTSD because of
Severe beating or physical assault.
Also 31.9 percent have claimed to
have PTSD after being raped.
An estimated 70 percent of adults
in the United States have
experienced a traumatic event at
least once in their lives and up to

Cartoon Description
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This political cartoon can
been see as mockery,
however it is a way to
provoke reform. In this case
the sign is revealing a flaw in
human nature. It is making
the statement that soldiers
who go to war cant go home
without getting a mental
illness. This may be an

20 percent of these people go on


to develop post traumatic stress
disorder, or PTSD

Different Types/
Diagnoses
There is many different types
of PTSD and there are many
ways it can occur. There are
five main types of PTSD;
Normal stress response,
acute stress disorder,
uncomplicated PTSD,
comorbid PTSD, and complex
PTSD. The most common
type is from war considering
many men and women serve
in the military and see
gruesome details not seen by
the normal eye. In general
this can occur in any
traumatic event. There are
different levels of PTSD
considering the mental state
of each person and what they
were involved in.

Symptoms/
Examples
Symptoms could include
flashbacks to when they were
in war, nightmares, or even
severe anxiety of their
experience on the battlefield.
Also when someone's
become very angry or sad
over something little. Ex
military members also try
and hide how they feel and
what they saw. Many alienate
themselves from others at
any event that could be with
friends or family.

exaggeration however it does


reveal an important aspect
caused by war.

PTSD can affect anyone. Even


Caryn Elaine Johnson known as
Whoopi Goldberg for her well know
acting. However what a lot of people
don't know is that she suffers from
PTSD due to her childhood where
she witness two planes collide in
midair.

Well know singer Barbara Streisand,


wouldn't perform for 30 years due to
performance where she forget the
lyrics to her song. This one incident
would change her life forever.