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Meagan Speck Annotated Bibliography "My Father and PTSD Victim." Telephone interview. 21 Oct. 2012.

One of my most credible sources would have to be the personal interview with my father. He is in Special Forces and has firsthand experience of PTSD. He has been overseas a total of six times in four month time increments. According to my father, he has seen a lot of traumatic things and still thinks back to them today. He often has flashbacks and is easily paranoid when he hears loud sounds. In the interview I found out that soldiers have to see a therapist when they get back. However, many get away with not telling the truth in their therapy session. Many soldiers, like my dad, do not tell truth about their symptoms because they are fearful of losing their job. Overall, this interview will add a personal testimony that will hopefully have the audience feeling sympathy for the PTSD soldiers. This source is credible because my father knows the VA program very well due to his long career in the military. Reno, Jamie. "Nearly 305 of Vets Treated by V.A. Have PTSD." The Daily Beast. N.p., 21 Oct. 2012. Web. 14 Oct. 2012. <>. Nearly 305 of Vets Treated by V.A. Have PTSD is an informational article, explaining the problems with the V.A. system. The Daily Beast is obviously a bias source that focuses on the issue that PTSD veterans are not getting the proper treatment for their disability. In the article it mentions that the number of PTSD veterans is outrunning the number of qualified doctors. Not only that, but it also talks about the enormous backlog of disability claims still not even touched. This opinion will definitely strengthen my argument that not all PTSD veterans are receiving the right medical attention. It is a credible source because it includes statistics as well as highly informed quotes.

Rice, Virginia H., ed. Handbook of Stress, Coping, and Health. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2000. Print. Handbook of Stress, Coping, and Health is an in depth book all about various models of stress, coping, and health and their relevance for nursing and related health fields. In order to really understand work-related stress and the effects of it, I will first have to explain in general about the different forms of stress and how nurses classify each type. The health effects will strengthen the research by explaining how important it is to manage stress before it could eventually hurt you. The coping models in the text will give me the tools to inform the audience on how to prevent stress and continue on with a relaxing, stress-free life. This source is credible because there are several sources that back up the studies of doctors past clinicals.

Ruzek, Josef I. Caring for Veterans with Deployment-related Stress Disorders: Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2011. Print. Since my topic deals with harmful stress in the work force, I thought I would find a source that deals with another profession besides business. Caring for Veterans with Deployment- Related Stress Disorders is a book that will explain posttraumatic stress disorders, which affect many of the men and women serving in the military today. This will put a new perspective in my writing and hopefully grab another type of audience who may be more interested in the stress that comes with war. Different to the regular businessperson, service members experience hard times in the war. Because of this, soldiers acquire different symptoms and issues. For example, after the war, veterans have a hard time adjusting back to civilian life. Not only that, but suicide is a high possibility if the soldier had experienced something traumatic. This source proves to be credible due to its professional clinicals, as well as the several other sources the editor included. Kaye, Randi. "Hundreds of Thousands of War Vets Still Waiting for Health Benefits." CNN. N.p., 30 Sept. 2012. Web. 21 Oct. 2012. <>. According to the CNN article, there are many reasons why not all veterans are getting the right help for their PTSD. For example, some PTSD victims are afraid of admitting to this condition because they dont want to lose their job. In addition to that, claims are taking a long time to sort out because the whole system is transitioning from a paper based system to an electronic system. Because of this, it will take a long time for PTSD veterans to get the treatment they deserve. Hundreds of Thousands of War Vets Still Waiting for Health Benefits is a credible source to include because it adds more points to my argument. It also has a lot of well worded quotes that I could definitely see me using within my research paper.

Yates, Jere E. Managing Stress. New York: Amacom, 1979. Print. Managing Stress is an informational book that informs the readers of stress in the work place specific to managers in a business. However, this book could relate to all work forces because many jobs have the same causes of stress. The book first begins with an introduction to help the audience understand what stress exactly is. It even goes into detail of the symptoms and diseases a stressed person could experience. For example, excessive stress is a huge reason of why people get backaches and headaches. Not only does this source go into detail about the definition of stress and the effects, but it also explains specific sources of stress such as time pressure and deadline. This could potentially strengthen my research topic and have the readers relate to my inquiry question. Last but not least, the source includes stress- reduction techniques. It may be

beneficial to incorporate these techniques in my writing! This book may have been published generations ago, but the information still serves true today. It proves that stress at work and at school is not healthy, and people need to manage it now rather than diseases later.