Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By: Trinity T :)

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

In the development of symptoms following exposure to a traumatic event.

Signs and Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

1.Nightmares.

2. Flashbacks.

3. Disturbing mental images.

4. Avoid people and places or activity.

5. Feel numb or detached.

6. Easily startled.

Other names or forms for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

There is only one and that is P.T.S.D.

More about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Interesting facts about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

1. Untreated Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder does not get better over time. It actually gets worse.

2. Many people in the military get Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder because of the terror or war.

3. 18 veterans commit suicide each day. 126 each week. 6,552 each year.

How is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treated?

1. Trauma-focused cognitive- behavioral therapy.

2. Family therapy.

3. Medication.

5. Health profession.

6. Talking about it in a safe environment.

How is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder diagnosed ?

1. Diagnosed based by signs.

2. To be diagnosed, you must meet criteria.

3. Psychiatrist/ Physiologist

How does Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affect someone?

1. Lose friends.

2. Depression.

3.Life threatening.

4. Stress

5.Trouble sleeping.

6. Hypervigilance