Posttraumatic stress disorder

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Posttraumatic stress disorder

  1. 1. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Information provided By: United State Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD ptsd.va.gov
  2. 2. National Center for PTSD • Was created January 31, 2007, and was last updated April 1, 2013 •
  3. 3. What is PTSD ? A mental health problem that can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like war, assault, or disaster.
  4. 4. Common causes • Traumatic events such as: –War –Abuse –Natural Disasters
  5. 5. Mission Statement • The National Center for PTSD wants to advances the social welfare and clinical care for those that suffer from PTSD.
  6. 6. Statistics • Women are more likely to suffer from PTSD 10% to the men’s 5% • 11-10% veterans that serve in the Iraq and Afghanistan war suffer form PTSD • 10% of the veterans from the Gulf War suffer from PTSD • 30% of veterans in the Vietnam war suffer from PTSD
  7. 7. Hypothesis • If the women are more sustainable to PTSD, then more women that are in active duty will have PTSD.
  8. 8. Information • 10% of women will have PTSD in their life. • 20% of women that serve in the Afghanistan and Iraq war , 27% that served in the Vietnam war suffer from PTSD.
  9. 9. Answers for Hypothesis • When women that serve in combat are more sustainable to PTSD, than regular women.

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