Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Definition:

A condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world

Symptoms:
  • Guilt, shame, or self-blame
  • Substance abuse
  • Feelings of mistrust and betrayal
  • Anger and irritability
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Feeling alienated and alone
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Depression and hopelessness

Causes:

Any Extremely stressful event. A traumatic event that greatly affects someone. Can include the following: Rape, War, Abuse, Watching a car accident.

Treatment:

  • Intensive Therapy and Medication are the most common ways to treat post traumatic stress disorder.
  • Family therapy can help your loved ones understand what you’re going through. It can also help everyone in the family communicate better and work through relationship problems.
  • Antidepressants such as Prozac and Zoloft are the medications most commonly used for PTSD

Anecdote:

"We were able to see a lot of the destruction, a lot of decapitations and a lot the death, so it was little bit different. I didn't really expect that. It was kind of like the movies, but actually live," she said. Haunted by the memories, her marriage ended in divorce. She desperately sought out counseling, but as a result became estranged from her father.
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