Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
What kinds of events cause PTSD?
- When you go through, see, or learn about an event involving…
- Actual or threatened death
- Serious injury
- Sexual violation
- Most common…
- Combat exposure
- Childhood neglect and physical abuse
- Sexual assault
- Physical attack
- Being threatened with a weapon
Are there types of PTSD specific to the event that caused it?
- Normal Stress Response
- Acute Stress Disorder
- Uncomplicated PTSD
- Comorbid PTSD
- Complex PTSD
What is the prognosis of PTSD?
- differs from individual to individual
- specific medications and/or psychotherapies may often result in
- a substantial reduction in the symptoms of PTSD
- an improved quality of life
- ’shattering of innocence’
- loss of faith in safety, predictability, or meaning in the world
- an assault to a person’s biology and psyche
- Symptoms of any PTSD can take a while to appear
- Delayed trauma can occur in cases such as childhood sexual or physical abuse and trauma
What happens to a family when a member suffers from it?
- Negative feelings
- Health Problems
What treatments are there for PTSD?
- Normal Stress Response Treatment
- Acute Stress Disorder Treatment
- Uncomplicated PTSD Treatment
- Comorbid PTSD Treatment
- Complex PTSD Treatment
Outside View: What do people with PTSD look like to strangers?
PTSD: National Center for PTSD
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