Post Traumatic Stress Among Soldiers

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The Brave, The Few and The Proud… The Vietnam War is one part of our dark history, an infamous conflict during the early 70s. This is a military event between the Communist forces of North Vietnam supported by China and the Soviet Union, and the non-communist forces of South Vietnam which was supported by the […]


Surviving The Horrible Memories Of War

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“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?” Gandhi could have not been more right when he said his piece about the futility of a war that brings bloodshed and chaos. […]


Healing From Car Accidents

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No matter how much you try to drive carefully and responsibly, you’ll never know when accidents can happen. Car accidents are very traumatic and can leave crash survivors in shock or full of guilt, fear, nervousness, or anger. All these emotions are normal reactions to the situation. But it is better for a survivor to […]


Real Life Rambos Struggle With Ptsd

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Rambo is a term that has become synonymous with gung-ho action and a persona that has become attached to the identity of movie action star Sylvester Stallone. Today, “Rambo” is a word that is used to denote military or individual aggression. It is also used to refer to a person who is heroic and, at […]


Suicide And Ptsd Post War Torture

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Three hundred miles off the Argentina coast in the South Atlantic lay the Falkland Islands, also known to the Argentines as Islas Malvinas. It consists of two main islands, East and West Falklands which lie 300 miles east of the Argentina coast. There are about 200 smaller islands that form a total land area of […]


An Analysis Of Trauma

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The common image for trauma and traumatic experiences usually encompasses the negative extremes of life. Rape, childhood abuse, war, mass destruction, and natural disasters are all seen as the causes of trauma. They are valid causes, to be sure, but they are not the only reasons. Certainly, they are the ones that have cast the […]


And War Vets Still Suffer After All

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Sleep my sons, your duty done…for freedom’s light has come. Sleep in the silent depths of the sea or in your bed of hollowed sod. Until you hear at dawn the low clear reveille of God. The poem is inscribed on the monument to the Pacific War Dead, in Corregidor, Philippines. The huge dome-shaped Pacific […]


Impact Of Stress And Anxiety On Soldiers And Their Families

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Stress and anxiety are physical, emotional, and psychological problems usually associated with highly-driven professionals, corporate executives, artists and performers, and even individual’s with a history of substance abuse. Their work involves a flurry of activities, a set of nearly impossible deadlines, and the need to consistently “perform” at peak levels. But perhaps, it is high […]


Winning The War Within High Anxiety Hits Us Soldiers

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Almost always, the leading stories in the evening news are about the daily tragedies in Iraq. News anchors, highlighted by graphic images of the war, report about mounting pressures of serving in the frontlines. From roadside bombs, to encounters with the alleged Iraq-based Al Qaeda partisans, to fiery ambuscades — the constant threat posed by […]


When Tragedy Strikes

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Life is full of surprises. A lot of times, these surprises either warms our heart to make us smile, giggle, even to the point of hilarious laughter. Talk about birthday surprises from family members, a romantic interlude from a persistent lover, or a humorous prank from a close buddy. But sometimes, surprises bring about shocking […]


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Rape And Sexual Abuse

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The estimated risk for rape survivors developing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is 49%. The risk for those beaten or experiencing physical assault is 31.9%, whilst the risk for others who experienced sexual assault is 23.7%. Given these figures, it is no wonder women are more likely to develop PTSD than men, as they are […]


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Is A State Contingent Upon Happening Of An Event

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When stress is qualified with two additional words, traumatic on the left side and disorder on the right side, what can happen to an individual? It is not only the situation that you have to face; it is an ordeal that you have to undergo. It is not a disease in itself. Post traumatic stress […]