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.


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