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Transcript of PTSD
Sudden Death of a Loved On
War What is PTSD? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD): is a disorder that can
develop following a traumatic event that threatens your
safety or makes you feel helpless. Other Risk Factors Previous traumatic experiences, especially in early life
Family history of PTSD or depression
History of physical or sexual abuse
History of substance abuse
History of depression, anxiety, or another mental illness
High level of stress in everyday life
Lack of support after the trauma
Lack of coping skills Treatment Explore your thoughts and feelings about the trauma
Work through feelings of guilt, self-blame, and mistrust
Learn how to cope with and control intrusive memories
Address problems PTSD has caused in your life and relationships Types of Treatment Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioural therapy
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Positive Ways to Cope with PSTD Learn about trauma and PTSD.
Join a PTSD support group
Practice relaxation techniques
Confide in a person you trust
Spend time with positive people
Avoid alcohol and drugs Be patient and understanding
Try to anticipate and prepare for PTSD triggers.
Don’t take the symptoms of PTSD personally
Don’t pressure your loved one into talking How to Help a Loved one with PSTD -an anxiety disorder associated with serious traumatic events and characterized by such symptoms as survivor guilt, reliving the trauma in dreams, numbness and lack of involvement with reality, or recurrent thoughts and images Background Post Traumatic Stress Disorder did not come about until 1980 It went from being called a syndrome to a disorder in 1980 Disorder- is an illness Syndrome-a group of signs and symptoms that collectively characterize or indicate a particular disease or abnormal condition The Afterschock "this is just the aftershock," I tell her
as she trembles with eyes half here,
half in that night with visions as clear
as day of that face no amount of
therapy with ever erase.
I tellher today's date.
I tell her what time it is, where we are,
who I am, that I love her.
I tell her that she's safe now.
Yet she trembles still with every
cell in her body remembering
every painful permanent detail.
"It's okay, you're okay," I tell her, knowing
full well every comforting word I say is a lie,
knowing these memories will continue
attacking her for the rest of her life.
I tell her it gets better with time,
its gets easier, knowing it never will,
knowing she does not need the truth now.
She needs the lies to help her back here,
help her back home form one more of the
hundreds of flashbacks she'll have her whole life.
I tell her kind lies until I can her eyes here,
until she has returned to this curse she's living now,
until she looks at me with half a smile, believing all of my lies. Main Symptoms Re-experoemcing the traumatic event
Avoiding reminders of the trauma
Increased anxiety and emotional around Other Symptoms Fear of being separated from parent
Losing previously-acquired skills (such as toilet training)
Sleep problems and nightmares without recognizable content Somber
Compulsive play in which themes or aspects of the trauma are repeated
New phobias and anxieties that seem unrelated to the trauma (such as a fear of monsters)
Acting out the trauma through play, stories, or drawings
Aches and pains with no apparent cause
Aggression Railway spine- exhibited by people in disastrous railway accidents, same symptoms
Soldier’s heart (effort syndrome) - 60000 were diagnosed. Could no longer function in battle
Shell shock (combat fatigue) - used to describe war veterans displaying stress and anxiety after combat. Discovery "NIMH • What Is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD?" NIMH • Home. Web. 04 June 2011. <http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/what-is-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-or-ptsd.shtml>.
Smith, Melinda. "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Symptoms, Treatment and Self-Help." Helpguide.org: Expert, Ad-free Articles Help Empower You with Knowledge, Support & Hope. Mar. 2011. Web. 10 June 2011.
"Military Veterans PTSD Reference Manual - Chapter 1." Military Veterans (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) PTSD Reference Manual. Web. 10 June 2011. <http://www.ptsdmanual.com/chap1.htm>.
"Notes from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: 11 Poems | Facebook." Welcome to Facebook - Log In, Sign Up or Learn More. Ed. Mouse Eyed Poetry. Facebook, 24 Oct. 2010. Web. 31 May 2011. <http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=127054030681277>. Bibliography Definition: P o s T r a m a t i c D i s o r d e r James Blake Miller Marlboro Man
Famous for iconic photo
In the Marine Corps
Due to PTSD is now seperated from his wife
Joined the highwaymen, which is a motorcycle club which is in frequent trouble with the law Main 3 points PTSD is caused by any traumatic event. It does not just effect war veterans PTSD has many secondary conditions like alcoholism and drug abuse that the victims need to deal with PTSD is not fully understood yet Discussion Why do you think PTSD leads to other disorders and problems? Do you think PTSD should be a disorder or a syndrome? What do you think the best way to deal with PTSD would be? S t r e s s