Date of Award

12-6-2016

Document Type

Capstone Paper

Department

Counselor Education

First Advisor

Mitchell Moore

Abstract

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder will be a common diagnosis that is seen in the counseling profession. The disorder is becoming more frequent than any time before. Individuals suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder experience a wide range of symptomology and often try to cope with PTSD until treatment is received. This paper will discuss in detail what Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is and how one is diagnosed with the disorder. In addition, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder symptomology varies from individual to individual. Throughout the paper, PTSD’s wide range of symptoms will be discussed in great detail. If Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is not treated properly, the symptomology can affect an individual for the rest of his or her life. So therefore, it is crucial for individuals to receive the right kind of treatment for their symptomology. There are many types of treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, although, this paper will focus on exposure therapy and how it helps individuals suffering from PTSD.

Unique Identifier

wsucedcap0000055

Rights

Educational use only. All copyright protections apply.

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