Historical Research Paper
High rates of Post Dramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in war veterans have been seen for decades, as well as a number of other difficulties, including alcohol and drug use, and depression. This may not be too surprising to read, as the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are in the news everyday, as are reports of their effect on the mental health of the men and women serving there. A majority of service members in Iraq and Afghanistan have encountered traumatic experiences and high rates of PTSD. Many authors have written stories about PTSD in war time.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others lives are in danger. You may feel afraid or that you have no control over what is happening. Anyone who has gone through traumatic event can develop PTSD. These events can include: military exposure, sexual or physical abuse, terrorist attacks, sexual or physical assault, serious accidents, such as a car wreck and natural disasters. After the event, you may feel scared, confused, or angry. If these feelings don't go away or they get worse, you may have PTSD. These symptoms may disrupt your life, making it hard to continue with your daily activities.
The movie All Quiet on the Western Front is about a German student named Paul and his classmates who enlist in the military during WWI. Paul and his fellow soldiers soon experience horrifying events on and off the battlefield that they can never forget. Later, these experiences cause PTSD. For example, when Paul’s good friend is injured badly and is dying. His mother told Paul to watch over him and not let anything bad happen to him. Paul watched his friend die a slow painful death. Another example is when he kills a French soldier in face-to-face combat. He stabbed the man to...