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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).pdf

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 3230
Professor
James Alcock
Semester
Winter

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Monday, February 4, 2013 11:00 AM Post-traumaticstressdisorder in themilitary • Also called OSI-- Operational Stress Injury • Suicide risk in severe cases • Used to be called "shell shock" • Few seek treatment for a variety of reasons: ○ Embarrassment-- not consistent with what soldiers "should be like" (e.g., fearless, strong, brave) ○ Attacks their "sense of invincibility" ○ "Survivors guilt"-- guilty for surviving when others died ○ Don't want to admit that they have problems (especially ones that they cannot solve themselves) ○ Soldiers can be dismissed from service after a diagnosis of
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