Is Our Medical Community Failing Women? The PTSD Epidemic among Women in the United States
|dc.description.abstract||PTSD has become fairly recognized within the United States Medical Community. Experts have begun to expand PTSD research beyond the confines of PTSD due to war and have begun looking at PTSD in the civilian populations. Due to this advancement in research, we now know that certain identities, like gender, can put someone at a higher risk for developing PTSD. In this essay I argue that even though we are aware that gender, and more specifically being a woman, can increase someone’s chances of developing PTSD, we still see women being misdiagnosed and mistreated by medical professionals. I examine this perspective through an analysis of current PTSD literature regarding women and compare it to my own experience as a young woman who sought out PTSD diagnosis and treatment.||en_US|
|dc.subject||Gender Identity and Women||en_US|
|dc.subject||PTSD and Women||en_US|
|dc.title||Is Our Medical Community Failing Women? The PTSD Epidemic among Women in the United States||en_US|
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