Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Post-traumatic stress disorder--Treatment; Imagery (Psychology)--Therapeutic use;
Seventy percent of adults in the United States will experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Out of these individuals, 25% will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This disorder is characterized by distinct physiological changes as well as notable psychological symptoms. If left untreated or improperly treated, PTSD exacts significant costs in individual suffering, quality of life, interpersonal relationships, productivity, and increased use of medical and psychiatric services.
The purpose of this paper is to present comprehensive information about PTSD and its impact on those who suffer from the disorder. This paper will also provide a brief synopsis of traditional treatment, and explore the benefits of utilizing guided mental imagery as an essential component of effective treatment.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Linda J. Nebbe
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©2006 Lisa A. Langstraat
Langstraat, Lisa A., "Post traumatic stress disorder and the benefits of guided mental imagery in treatment" (2006). Graduate Research Papers. 1077.