PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a disorder characterized by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.
It is a big issue since such a large number of people that go into the war have traumatic experiences and can come back with their lives completely changed.
It will provide an overview of the development of the diagnostic definition of post traumatic stress disorder and the way that this disorder affects and impacts the police officer.
The central question that will be investigated will focus on the reasons why police officers are so prone to this disorder. Thesis Statement The central thesis that will be explored in present study is as follows: the nature of police work increases the probability of developing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
That is big reason as to why veterans realize that something is wrong when they come home.
Veterans do not realize that they may have a disorder like PTSD until after some time because sometimes they do not know until they recognize the many outbursts, severe anxiety, and insomnia/nightmares.
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Intro: My goals for this paper were to talk about a topic that not many people probably know about.
As one study notes, "Studies of police officers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are relatively rare" (Green, 2004, p.1).
The present study is intended as a contribution towards filling this gap in research.