Everyone has a past. Everyone has memories. But what happens when it just won’t go away? What happens when the past, the BAD past suddenly sneaks up and grabs you?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is an anxiety (chronic) disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat. –Nat’l Institute of Mental Health–
This isn’t a military-only disorder. This happens to millions of men and women.
Severe traumatic acts in our past can take up to ten or more years to manifest:
- Death of a close loved one – usually a parent, child, spouse or Abortion
- Serious injury – car accident, or the like
- Sexual assault – rape
- Natural disaster – tornado, hurricane, etc.
- Loss – divorce and consequences regarding it; custody, finances
- Spousal abuse.
Symptoms are varied; they can include:
- Reliving the ordeal: Repeatedly reliving the ordeal through thoughts and memories of the trauma. These may include flashbacks, hallucinations, and nightmares; as well as the anniversary date of the event.
- Avoiding and isolating: May avoid people, places, thoughts, or situations that may remind him or her of the trauma. This can lead to feelings of detachment and isolation from family and friends, as well as a loss of interest in activities that the person once enjoyed.
- Increased arousal: Emotional problems like relating to others, including feeling or showing affection; difficulty falling or staying asleep; irritability; outbursts of anger; difficulty concentrating; and being jumpy or easily startled. The person may also suffer physical symptoms, such as increased blood pressure and heart rate, rapid breathing, muscle tension, nausea, and diarrhea. –WebMD–
At least 19% and up to over 60% of women that terminate their pregnancy will have PTSD or PAS (Post Abortion Syndrome) as early as 30 days after the procedure to nearly ten years to manifest into symptoms; at least 85% of women did not get adequate counseling. Pro-choicers do not believe that this is a viable ‘sickness’ or ‘illness’. Anyone that has had this procedure knows that there is absolute truth to PTSD and PAS.
As a result of PTSD and PAS, other issues surface:
- Drug abuse
- Sexual promiscuity or sexual dysfunction
- Difficulty getting or staying married
- Difficulty having other children or getting close to the ones they have
- Keeping a job.
PTSD and PAS is NO JOKE. If someone has ever had a loss or traumatic event will tell you otherwise. Abortion is taken entirely too lightly in this country and the wake of it is getting worse and worse.
Will the HR3200 also pay for all of the counselling?