Chapter 9: Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

"Now, After" (PTSD From A Soldier's POV)


Individuals who have experienced a severe trauma and continue to experience intense, fear-related reactions weeks or months later when reminded of the trauma may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Usually, the trauma threatened the victim, or someone close to the victim, with mortal danger or serious bodily harm. It is unclear why the U.S. prevalence of PTSD is considerably (4 times) higher than other countries, although one factor may be that PTSD is higher in U.S. military veterans (20–30%; Haskell et al., 2010) than in military personnel of other countries such as the United Kingdom (around 3%; Mulligan et al., 2012), perhaps because conversations about PTSD have become the primary way in which U.S. troops express trauma and other forms of suffering. In this video, a U.S. soldier who has returned from Iraq documents in point-of-view (POV) fashion what his daily life felt like as he tried to return to college following deployment.  Run Time: 13:45

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How Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart: Historical Trauma in Native American Populations


Visiting scholar Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, Ph.D. '95, talks with SSW adjunct professor Tanya Greathouse about her work with historical trauma in Native American populations. Run Time: 31:45