Accession Number:

ADA467315

Title:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Facts

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-02-22

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Following the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 11 September 2001, the United States began the Global War on Terror GWOT on 07 October 2001 in Afghanistan and expanded the war to include Iraq in March of 2003. As a result of GWOT hundreds of thousands of service men and women have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan with 3,410 killed and another 24,795 physically wounded as of 22 February 2007. Likewise, thousands of other service men and women of all ranks have been psychologically wounded and subsequently diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD or symptoms of PTSD. With the apparent increased awareness and diagnosis among service members, little is actually known and understood about PTSD among aspiring strategic leaders. This strategic research project will examine and hopefully dispel the myths about PTSD for strategic leaders by answering the following basic questions. What is PTSD, historical understanding of PTSD, how does PTSD develop, what are the symptoms of PTSD, how common is PTSD, who is most likely to develop PTSD, what are the consequences of PTSD, what are scientists learning from the research, and how is PTSD treated

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE