Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Savanna Coble 10-14-16 Health-6

Definition

PTSD is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event. Either experiencing it or seeing it happen.

Causes of PTSD

  • is triggered by experiencing or witnessing life-threatening situations,such as combat,serious accidents,natural disasters,terrorist attacks,violent personal attacks,childhood abuse or neglect,and/or rape.

Symptoms of PTSD

  • flashbacks and episodes of reliving or re-experiencing the trauma either through recurrent dreams and nightmares or while awake,sleeping problems and feelings of emotional detachment,and the inability to feel enjoyment.

Age/Gender

  • can happen to anyone at any age

Background

Exposure to traumatic experiences has always been a part of the human condition. The PTSD diagnosis was the result of an event the individual suffered, rather than a personal weakness. PTSD became a diagnosis from a number of social movements, such as Veteran. One can’t make a PTSD diagnosis unless the patient has actually met the “stress criteria” which is when someone has been exposed to an event that is considered traumatic.

PTSD- Documentary Trailer

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Agencie #1. The Refuge

Agencie #2. Elements Behavioral Health

Agenice #3. Hotline for ptsd

1-800-273-8255, press 1 (text 838255) or Confidential Veterans Chat with a counselor
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