Award Date

1-1-1999

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Sociology

First Committee Member

Simon P. Gottschalk

Number of Pages

123

Abstract

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a debilitating and sometimes disabling mental disorder, is emerging as one that is costly to society from many perspectives. PTSD sufferers commonly experience an inability to function normally within the workplace or within their social and family relationships. The disorder triggers strong emotional responses, changes social interaction and precipitates primary and secondary deviant behavior. This work focuses on non war related civilian incidence of the disorder. It examines the causes, circumstances and processes leading to the onset of the disorder and explores societal reaction to PTSD sufferers. Central to the work are the individual case studies of PTSD sufferers which examine the individual circumstances leading to the onset of the disorder, the personal effects of the condition on the sufferers and those around them and their difficulty experienced in obtaining adequate treatment for their condition and in functioning normally within society.

Keywords

Disorder; Effect; Epidemic; Hidden; Post; Society; Stress; Traumatic; PTSD; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Controlled Subject

Social psychology; Public policy; Social psychology; Social sciences--Research

File Format

pdf

File Size

3297.28 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/z2fk-p7c9


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