Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
... Prospective Problem Statement and Rationale
Problem Statement: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a current social problem at a meta-micro level. Thus, PTSD refers to an anxiety disorder that occurs as a result of psychological trauma (Reynolds and Kinney, 2003). Consequently, traumatic events such as death threats, physical, emotional, sexual, or psychological abuse may result in the development of PTSD. Thus, victims of PTSD lose the ability to cope with anxiety. Consequently, victims of PTSD exhibit numerous diagnostic symptoms (Brunet, Birmes and Akerib, 2007). They may experience a reoccurrence of previous traumas through events such as nightmares and fl...