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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Stop the Sun
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (p. 57)

Use the Web sites below to complete the following activity.

Many war veterans, like Terry's father in "Stop the Sun," suffer from Vietnam syndrome, also known as post-traumatic stress disorder. Research this disorder. What are its symptoms? How is it treated? Present your findings to the class.

WebMd http://www.webmd.com/
Do a search for "post-traumatic stress disorder" on this health information site.

Dr. Koop http://www.drkoop.com/
Former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop oversees this site of general medical information.

The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder http://www.ncptsd.org/
Learn more about PTSD at this site, which was created to help veterans deal with it and other aftereffects of traumatic stress.