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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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Posttraumatic stress disorder is a common traumatic reaction that active duty military personnel or veterans experience in relation to their prolonged exposure to combat duty. Their stories are often intense, filled with graphic details of their activities and of what they may have witnessed. Supporting active duty military personnel and veterans who suffer with PTSD takes skill and sensitivity. It also takes awareness of the traumatic reactions associated with PTSD; strategies to support the active duty military personnel, veterans, and their families; and self-awareness of experiencing vicarious or secondary trauma as a helping professional. For this Discussion, review the media of combat veterans who suffer from PTSD. Select one combat veteran from the media and consider the strategies you might implement or recommend for supporting this individual with PTSD. Also, consider how you would mitigate any secondary trauma as a helping professional. Please note that the military personnel in the media discuss graphic details of their combat experiences, which may be disturbing. Please consult your faculty if you experience trauma related to the media. If, after consultation, you feel you need further services, please contact the Walden Counseling Center.

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