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Post Tramatic Stress Disorder
Transcript of Post Tramatic Stress Disorder
PTSD develops differently from person to person. While the symptoms of PTSD most commonly develop in the hours or days following the traumatic event, it can sometimes take weeks, months, or even years before they appear.
- Sleep disturbances
- aggressive, reckless, or self-destructive behavior
- hallucinations, illusions, and flashbacks.
Therapy- gradually exposing yourself to thoughts, feelings, and situations that remind you of the trauma
Medication- relieve secondary symptoms of depression or anxiety but do not treat the causes of PTSD.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing- Eye movements and other forms of stimulation are thought to work by “unfreezing” the brain’s information processing system, which is interrupted in times of extreme stress.
What is it?
“Trauma- and stressor-related disorder including exposure to a traumatic or stressful event” DSM-IV-TR
Cause: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop following a traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless
Most people associate PTSD with battle-scarred soldiers—and military combat is the most common cause in men—but any overwhelming life experience can trigger PTSD, especially if the event feels unpredictable and uncontrollable.
- those who personally experience the catastrophe
- those who witness it
- and those who pick up the pieces afterwards, including emergency workers and law enforcement officers.
-It can even occur in the friends or family members of those who went through the actual trauma.