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War will never be pretty or fun It will always be gruesome and will cause the loss of many lives Everyone grieves over those lives that were lost but what about the people that live What about the people that are in the military hospitals who are now amputees How about the ones that have psychological problems You dont here anyone grieving for these people This paper will explain and describe two psychological issues that developed because of war and its traumatic effects What is war Through out history war has been defined as a state of open armed often-prolonged conflict We have fought in these many wars over such things as oil or different beliefs A good example would be the Cold War which was almost started over misunderstanding and miscommunication plus the fact that the US and Russia hated each other The types of people that have fought in these wars were typically lower to middle class Americans The upper class rarely entered the war because they had their wealth to take care of Most wars the men where young ranging from ages of eighteen to twenty-six These are the men that got these two terrible disorders These are where the two terrible psychological issues occurred Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD and Shell Shock The two terrific disorders PTSD and Shell Shock may have some similar symptoms but have completely different effects and long-term issues PTSD Results from exposure to an overwhelmingly stressful event or series of events such as war rape or abuse It is a normal response by normal people to an abnormal situation The traumatic events that lead to PTSD are typically so extraordinary or severe that they would distress almost anyone These events are usually sudden Sourcebook p1 A good example of how a person would get this disorder from war would be seeing your friend being killed being in the trenches too long and possibly the constant artillery
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