Detrimental Growth in Lifestyles and Social-Related Tolerance Levels:
Furthermore, the post-traumatic stress disorder affects almost everything in their everyday life. Their concentrations, eating habits, and perception that pertain to situations around them, and even their decision-making abilities can be affected. In reference to children, it can be extremely difficult to continue with their lives after the war. For example, they may be afraid to play, go to school, and talk to anybody they do not know.
The families of the military officers who fought during the war can also be affected even though they were not in the war. Veterans have been found suffering from PTSD after being in the war. When they return to their families, they might act as if they are different people.
A war veteran can have PTSD, because of fear over a near death experience during the war. He can also feel guilt over a wrong decision that killed his companions. Conversely, war veterans can also feel both fear and guilt over killing people in the war.
People suffering from PTSD often experience avoidance symptoms, which make them avoid any reminder of the war-like sound of a gunshot, picture or videos about wars, places, and even people that they can associate with the traumatic experience they had.
Post-traumatic syndrome can also affect the person’s relationship with his family, friends, and other people in his community. They may feel some issues of trust and safety that make them avoid making any kind of relationships. Without proper treatment, persons who survived wars but suffer from PTSD will have an endless war that they fight by themselves throughout their lives.
PTSD and Iraq Wars:
The war in Iraq is one of the longest combat operations in the world wars leaving chaos in almost every corner of Iraq. For so many years, many lives have been wasted. For instance, children have been orphaned and certain families have been left homeless and starving. Frankly, the effects of war in Iraq were felt not just by the people in Iraq, but people around the world as well.
War can cause acute trauma. When the war is over, the battle is not yet over for the few. People including war survivors, children who have lost their parents, parents who have lost their children, and military officers who killed their opponents are still battling the shock and trauma of the war. In relation, people can easily recover and move on with their life, however, others can’t. The sleepless nights, anxiety, and fear that people felt during the war, will trigger the symptoms of post-traumatic disorder.
Effects of PTSD:
After the war, not everyone can move on with their life and, as a result, hope for a better tomorrow is not a guarantee. Similarly, people who are suffering from PTSD, while attempting to perform their daily activities, can encounter difficulties and certain impossibilities, feeling afraid to do things that they used to enjoy.