Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

By: Morgan Hill

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the development of symptoms following exposure to a traumatic event.

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What are the Signs & Symptoms?

  • Reliving the traumatic event
  • Avoiding reminders of the trauma
  • Emotional numbness
  • Hypervigilance
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How does it affect someone?

It effects someone by making them jumpy, have trouble sleeping, eating less/more, concentrating less, making them stressed, and to cause this it involves direct personal experience that involved threatened or actual death or injury to a family member or close friend.

Other names?

PTSD

How is PTSD diagnosed?

PTSD is diagnosed by a health professional.

How is it treated?

PTSD is treated by Mental Health Professionals and they are Psychologist, Psychiatrist, and counselors.
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