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It seems that the public never tires of watching and hearing stories of fictional police correctional officers But when it comes to the real lives of policecorrectional officers we need to look deep into what these police correctional officers face in every day life And how that posttraumatic stress is handled after an incident has occurred But before we can look at the posttraumatic stress we need to look at the first step of the ladder which would be stress Stress is defined as a response to a perceived threat challenge or change physical and psychological response to any demand or a state of psychological and physical arousal Every human being has to deal with stress Life without stress is impossible While being most known for its negative effects stress also has a positive side It motivates us challenges us and helps us change when change is needed even if we dont want to change There are obviously different levels of stress from minor to moderate to severe and different perceptions as to the level of stress based on a persons perspective and personality Stress can be acute short-lived chronic experienced over a long period of time accumulative from a variety of sources over a period of time delayed buried internally for a period of time resurfacing later in life Stress carries with it certain physical and psychological affects that occur at a level equivalent to the type of stress and the level at which it is encountered These physical and psychological affects are involuntary meaning it is a natural uncontrollable physical and psychological reaction to an events by our mind and body Now that we have explained the basis of stress we can now look at the posttraumatic stress disorder the police correctional officers face in their every day lives Posttraumatic stress is a type of stress encountered at incidents that are or perceived as capable of causing serious injury
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