PTSD

By: Sarah Gronau

Brain Areas

PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects the amygdala, the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, and the hippocampus.

Nervous Areas

PTSD affects the Autonomic Nervous System. During the tramuatic event the Sympathic Nervous system kicks in a produces an adrenaline rush. Then the parasympathetic nervous system kicks in after the event and calms the nervous system.

Everyday life change

One way someone's life would change is that they may lose their ability to laugh and make jokes. It is as if their humor is completely gone, and has disappeared.

Another way is that people become so angry that the anger stays the whole 24 hrs. The anger can be so out of control that it ruins their family life.


7.7million people 18 and older have PTSD

Psychological

I believe that PTSD is more psychological then chemical. I believe this because PTSD doesn't have to deal with neurotransmitters, and it doesn't affect the cells or tissues.