Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Being an Iraq/Afghanistan War Vet, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
has been one of the highest known mental issues leading to discharge. Vets sometimes find it hard to cope with this issue, even after seeking mental therapy assistance. As a human being, we must find a way within ourselves to suppress it.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an emotional illness that is classified as an anxiety disorder and usually develops as a result of a terribly frightening, life-threatening, or otherwise highly unsafe experience. It has only been recognized as a formal diagnosis since 1980. (medicinenet.com, 2013) Coping with this issue is a mission within itself. A lot of vets turn to self-medication to curb the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Turning to alcohol or drugs to numb your feelings isn’t healthy, even though it may be a tempting way to cope. (Mayoclinic.com 2013) I find that scenery of nature cools down my anxiety, rolling beach water, colors of trees, nature taking its course in life process. Be sure to connect with nature- it will help calm you. Go for walks, volunteer at a local park or animal sanctuary. Stay connected in particularly with your family and friends. (Professional-counselling.com 2013)
In Conclusion, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder intrigues me to learn about this mental issue. Not only to know what I need to do for my symptoms but, also distinguish other who may suffer the same issue.
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