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  • Characters Show Signs Of Physical Survival
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    Survival n 1: a state of surviving; remaining alive [syn: endurance] 2: a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment [syn: survival of the fittest, natural selection, selection] (survival in WordNet 1.6) web The theme that will be explored in this essay will be survival when times get tough, physically, mentally. The two books that will be involved in the discussion will be Clive Cussler's Sahara and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. In both cases the l...
  • Vietnam Veterans The Ptsd Symptoms
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    Gary Cone was one among many Vietnam Veterans that had a difficult time dealing with the horrors of the gruesome war. Drugs and alcohol became his escape from life. Not being able to deal with the images that continued to fill his mind long after the war was over, he drugged himself up to dull and block out the pain. He also had to deal with his uncontrolled fits of rage and anger that somehow took over his body with out his consciousness. He was depressed with no real understanding of what was ...
  • Traumatic Stress Disorder
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    Table of Contents Introduction... 3 Risk Factors... 3 Pathophysiology... 4 Clinical manifestation... 5 Diagnostic criteria... 5 Laboratory and Diagnostic test... 6 Evaluation & Treatment... 6 Prognosis... 6 Summary... 7 There are hundreds of different kinds of psychiatric disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed. (DSM-IV). One of them is called Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Based on the research, post-traumatic disorder usually occurs followi...
  • Fda For Use By Ptsd Clients
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    Psychological Analysis 1) What are your initial observations of the patient? Include name, age, marital status, profession, behavior, etc. My client's name is Arleen Mc Coy. Arleen is a thirty eight year old female. She has been married for 15 years and has two sons ages five and twelve. Arleen is a police officer and has been so for ten years. She is currently on paid medical leave and has three weeks left before she is due back at work. Arleen's parents have been divorced for sixteen years and...
  • Worst Effects Of Stress On Police Officers
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    THE EFFECTS OF STRESS ON POLICE OFFICERS There has been a lot of research on the negative effects of stress on people in general. I am sure you know that police work is one of the top rated professions for job stress next to air traffic controllers and dentists. A good way to start this presentation, I think, is to give a good working definition of police stress. Here it is: The feeling and desire along with the ensuing bodily effects, experienced by a person who has a strong and true longing to...
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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    Jessica Sanchez Wight Apocalypse Now! War and it's Effect on Society The Merriam - Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines war as a state of open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations. If you ask anybody that has served in any type of warfare, you ll get a variety of answers, albeit none as sweet and simple as the one given in a dictionary. Even those that have never come close to the front line, such as the women and children back at home, have their own tales to tell. G...
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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    After experiencing a traumatic event, the mind has been known to horde away the details and memories and then send them back at unexpected times and places, sometimes after years have passed. It does so in a haunting way that makes the recall just as disturbing as the original event. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the name for the acquired mental condition that follows a psychologically distressing event "outside the range of usual human experience" (Bernstein, et al). There are five diagnost...
  • Symptoms Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also commonly known as PTSD, is a disabling mental state that is linked with experiencing first hand life-altering and physically threatening events that include, but are not limited to, military wars and combat, natural disasters and other human-caused traumas such as attacks, muggings or rapes. People involved in such major events as the terrorist attacks on America on September 11th, the Oklahoma City bombing and hurricanes Andrew and Hugo are easy targets for ...
  • Traumatic Stress Disorder
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    Post-traumatic stress disorder can lead to psychological problems in many men and women, and especially veterans, due to traumatic events. "Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened". (Insel, 2001, 1) History This disorder is a relatively new diagnostic. In fact, before the diagnosis, veterans called these symptoms "Shell Shock". It wasn't until 1980 that the DSM ma...

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