The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Movie Essay

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After watching the film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, directed by Stephen Chbosky it was clear the protagonist, Charlie has post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with dissociative symptoms. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) defines post traumatic stress disorder as “ .” . (cite) and dissociave sympotms as. although hollywood tends to exaggerate mental disorders, this movie does a phenomenal job depicting someone with post traumatic stress disorder. This disorder is usually associated with soilders but it can be any tramatic event includoing sexual abuse which the person in this movie goes through. Review of research The DSM-V places Post traumatic stress disorder with a larger group of mental health conditions known as anxiety disorders.…show more content…
Prevelance :In united states 8% of americans are estimated to suffer from PTSD ( as cited by Kessler et al., 1995). People with experience of sexual assalutl and combat are more likely to develop PTSD than people who experience accidents or disasters. Moreover, although men tend to expirence more tramatic events than women, women are more likely to develop PTSD from the traumatic expreince. (cite ) Possible biological basis: for most of mental disorders there is some biological basis and new research has helped get a better understanding of getting post traumatic stress disorder which may help explain why some people are more susceptible in getting PTSD than others. For example , in one study , researchers used an MRI to examine the hippocampal volume of twins with PTSD and without PTSD. It was found that veterans who suffered from PTSDA did have lower hippocampal volume than vertans without PTSDA. However , these veterans and their twin brothers had similar hippocampal volume

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