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Keywords

Post-traumatic stress disorder--Treatment; Imagery (Psychology)--Therapeutic use;

Abstract

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

2006

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Linda J. Nebbe

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Date Original

2006

Object Description

1 PDF file (51 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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