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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that occurs after a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, war or assault.
While the activation aspects of PTSD (rage, anger, irritability,  somatic re-activations) have alot to do with a hyperarousal of the  sympathetic nervous system that runs through the right side of the  brain, PTSD from a brainwave side of things has more to do with  disharmony and imbalance...
post traumatic stress disorder is a mental condition brought upon by..obviously some sort of trauma and therefore has little or nothing to do with physical trauma, and from psychological standpoint has no bearing on becoming bipolar. Bipolar or manic depression is a physiological disorder that is...
PTSD can be a very hard illness to deal with, even if you are the  watcher, not the sufferer. For families it could be very upsetting  because part of the illness is sometimes losing touch with the  present moment (dissociating) and due to the high anxiety of the  condition, they may sometimes...
No. PTSD some cases may be cured and/or controlled with therapy. Not all cases of PTSD, just as not all people are the same. Some Dr's like to just put you on a medication and that's that. Most will put you on a medication and monitor your therapy progress. As you make progress with therapy they may...
The acronym PTSD typically refers to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur at any age after a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death.
 Trauma (infringement or neglect/abandonment  based, as there are two types). Specifically, the higher risk of  debilitating symptoms will come not only from a emotional  reactivity predisposition (diathesis-stress model), but also from a  magnification factor kind of thing of the type of...
It shouldn't be a problem, the best thing to do is see a healthcare  professional who will be able to refer you to appropriate help.
Rick Ross he suffered from stress because of the lack of sleep he was getting due to his singing career.
See a healthcare professional such as a general practitioner for an  initial assessment . You may then be referred to a mental health  professional such as a psychologist or a psychiatrist nurse who  will be able to discuss your options with you and refer you to  appropriate treatment. They may...
Absolutely. Although hallucination is and delusion are not specific  criteria of PTSD, However, it is not uncommon for people with  severe PTSD to either suffer psychotic symptoms or have co-morbid  diagnoses such as psychotic disorders. There is a growing  discussion that PTSD with psychosis...
PTSD can affect anyone, of any background, it is not a  discriminatory disorder. It could present itself more often in  people who've grown up in abusive homes, but then again, there are  a lot of abuse survivors who don't develop PTSD.   It may be more susceptible to people who naturally live...
The government will not pay as long as the issue is not forced. You  have to be the squeaky wheel that makes the noise and not go away  because you are told no at first or the second or third time. Makes  some noise, write some letters and most of all don't give up and  just go away.
Yes. Medical use of MJ is legal for the treatment of PTSD in New Mexico.
Post traumatic stress disorder is common among soldiers because of the times of their lives where soldiers saw or did things that were disturbing to them. Soldiers come back from fighting and will always remember the things that they did/saw, which may give them night terrors, flashbacks, and other...
PTSD has been recognized for a very long time under tons of  different names. From shell Shock to Combat Fatigue, medical  professionals have formed a formal diagnose of PTSD in 1980 t the  DSM-III.   So it has certainly been recognized for a century and beyond, but  the formal use of the...
I read your notes in the discussion section, and left a note in response: First, things first, the trauma is not over until the threat is over. Your ex has moved from physical abuse to psychological abuse, now using the threat of lethal violence. You can't start healing until you get out of the...
I was diagnosed with PTSD and depression after a very serious car  accident. At first I didn't know what was wrong with me, but my  daughter and a few other saw some changes in me I didn't even  recognize. When my pain management doctor questioned me at length  about the car accident I had a...
You would have to be examined by a qualified professional in order  to be diagnosed with PTSD. With this diagnosis you may be referred  to a psychiatrist who might prescribe medication or a psychologist  who may have talk therapy sessiins with you or Biofeedback sessions  where your mind and...
Therapists don't "stop" PTSD in the sense of making symptoms and  intrusive thoughts disappear permanently and completely. However,  treatment of PTSD has a several major goals. Part of them depend on  what the client wants.   First, it's important to work on safety and grounding. Then we work...
I think he has panic disorder when he is getting ready to take on Voldemort. He probablly takes pills for when he is ready to battle but takes midol for when he is done battling and says "I gotta let loose." which means you know. but no he doesn't have traumatic stress disorder. his friend Ron does...
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You can forget the event that caused the disorder or you may forget everything that happened before it.I have PTSD and my memory has been effected and i don't remember anything that happened before the event, i remember what happened tho, i have nightmares every night and i also have replays in my...
my aunt has it ptsd is when you are doing something that reminds you of something else you like and you get sad that is what ptsd is
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If it is true PTSD, it probably won't go away on it's own. A simplified explanation of PTSD is that the event was so traumatic that your mind does not want to process it. However, events need to be processed in order to be put in long term memory instead of being kept in the present. When the event...
In this day ands age virtually ALL law enforcement agencies carefully screen their applicants both physically and psychologically. If you are currently being monitored and/or are under treatment with medication for your PTSD, it is highly doubtful that you would pass a Psych screening. However, if...
A sense of personal isolation and chronic anxiety---Per SABC---
I don't think mental health prevents you from obtaining or increasing home owners insurance. I have never heard of this happening and it seems like it would be unfair.
I certainly hope it will , and think it will. Firstly, I think Vets will have greater access to diagnosis and therapy. With a firm diagnosis, your chances of an increased disability rating are much improved. There will also be access for therapy in remote areas. Here in Montana, all separated...
Depending on your particular circumstances, and only with the approval of a suitably qualified professional, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is very helpful, I had this after a very serious sexual assault, and it does help, it changes the way you see things in the world around you, I have also had...
You can have PTSD at any age, actually it is probably easier to get before your brain is fully developed.
yes the film does as you see teddy has flashbacks of his time during the war, and the constant visits from his wife as the doctor (forgotten his name) quotes 'Baby why are you wet?' this triggers the memory of murdering his wife as they were by the river and small things like rain can trigger his...
Post traumatic stress disorder has several symptoms associated withit. Two of the hallmark symptoms is hyper-vigilance and highstartle response. The symptoms can be broken into three categories: . Reliving the traumatic experience . Avoiding reminders of the trauma . Increased anxiety. These...
Unlikely. You will need to make a good case to the unemployment department.
It can, some people go really crazy that they just kill them selves.
after I slept with your wife, she is one mean lover
The most common symptoms are as follows:NightmaresFlashbacksDepression and hopelessnessLack of interest in normal activities that you used to enjoyDifficulty concentratingDifficulty falling asleep and staying asleepIrritability and outbursts of angerAvoiding things that remind you of the trauma ...
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Many PTSD sufferers are able to work it out on their own and are in no danger of a violent outbuurst, others do it with help from an psychiatrist. It is not a given that a PTSD sufferer must vent their anger or frustration, and there are many more who have it than...
^^ Im a 24 male who got out of the military about a year ago and went to school about 6 months later...I have alot of combat PTSD and a personal trauma that I have been dealing with for about 3 years. I have been on almost every depression med there is and they don't really work, kinda make me numb...
If stress is sustained for too long it will have adverse effects upon one's physical and emotional well-being. Things that can happen include adrenal exhaustion, weakened immune system, tendency to be susceptible to catching contagious illnesses, a weakening in the body's ability to fend off cancer,...
It's seen just as commonly in the civilian world, but like many other injuries and illnesses the average soldier sees (like burns, amputations or traumatic brain injuries) it's easier to track PTSD in soldiers because it's more expected to be seen. Often times it is seen in victims of violent...
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Training to become a PTSD therapist may vary according to what country you live in and where you plan to practice your profession. In the United States, either obtaining a post-graduate degree in psychology or psychiatry is the first step, which entails at least five years of study at the graduate...
Virtually any trauma, defined as an event that is life-threatening or that severely compromises the physical or emotional well-being of an individual or causes intense fear, may cause PTSD. Such events often include either experiencing or witnessing a severe accident or physical injury, receiving a...
  == Answer ==   if you have a number of write ups, article 15's etc than yes. Your best bet is to get into medical treatment on base, make your chain of command aware of your diagnosis, and consult with JAG about your legal recourse and options. a medical chapter is certainly better than a...
The highest incidence of PTSD among active-duty service members  after it was recognized as an actual ailment is among clerical  personnel located stateside. So reading about it appears to be the  primary cause.
Yes, it is possible to have a mild PTSD-like reaction following less severe stress.
With appropriate medication, emotional support, counseling, most people show significant improvement. However, prolonged exposure to severe trauma, may cause permanent psychological scars.
Medication along with supportive and cognitive-behavioral therapies.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy changes actions, thoughts and manages stress. Group therapy decreases psychological distress, depression and anxiety. Debriefing focuses on emotional responses.
Yes, although it's a psychological disorder, if it's one that effects a person's overall ability to function normally in society, and carry out day to day activites, then PTSD can be classified as a legal & legitimate disability.
Insufficient information is disclosed about the incident to even guess at an answer. It depends on too many variables.
ANSWER 1 :Not directly. Flashbacks and similar episodes are not the  same things, nor caused by the same influences, as schizophrenia.    However trauma, especially to the head, can cause or trigger  schizophrenia and similar problems, while at the same time creating  PTS. Thus, the two...
  == Answer ==   Whatever....don't believe that one! I also have PTSD and I don't cheat
PTSD symptoms are distinct and prolonged stress reactions that naturally occur during a highly stressful event.
The two primary forms are structured interviews and self-report questionnaires.
However, a number of therapies such as cognitive-behavior therapy, group therapy, and exposure therapy are showing promise.
treatment consists of a combination of medication along with supportive and cognitive-behavioral therapies.
Research conducted in the late 20th century suggests that PTSD sufferers undergo neurological and physiological changes stemming from altered brain activity.
For men, events most likely to trigger PTSD are rape, combat exposure, childhood neglect, and childhood physical abuse. For women, these events are rape, sexual molestation, physical attack, threat with a weapon
a 2001 study done at Boston University reported that 56.3% of a group of patients who had awakened during surgery met the diagnostic criteria for PTSD--as late as 17 years after their operation.
Not clearly defined but may be influenced by the severity of the event, person's personality and genetic make-up and by whether or not the trauma was expected.
Officially termed post-traumatic stress disorder since 1980, PTSD was once known as shell shock or battle fatigue because of its more common manifestation in war veterans.
Whether the trauma was unexpected, the severity of the trauma, how chronic the trauma was (such as for victims of sexual abuse), and the person's readiness to embrace the recovery process.
A debilitating psychological condition triggered by a major traumatic event, such as rape, war, a terrorist act, death of a loved one, a natural disaster, or a catastrophic accident.
Female, middle-aged, no experience with traumatic events, ethnic minority, low socioeconomic status, have children, pre-existing psychiatric conditions, living in a traumatized community.
Anxiety-reducing medications (benzodiazepines) and antidepressants, especially the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as fluoxetine (Prozac) and sertraline HCl (Zoloft).
symptomatic reactions to extreme traumatic stressors (war, natural or transportation disasters, criminal assault, abuse, hostage situations, etc.) and differ chiefly in the time frame in which the symptoms develop
PTSD is an anxiety disorder, a type of psychological disorder.
Sadly - maybe even a little cruelly - no. You must still pay those taxes, though the IRS will almost certainly be happy to grant you an extension of some kind. But they're not going to go away.
There are definitely "risk factors" that can help narrow down which people are more likely to experience PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) after traumatic experiences. But you can't point to one person and say "that one will," or to another and say, "that one won't." Our individual level of...
Human beings have always responded to an overwhelming of the  'stimulus barrier,' but there has not always been a term applied to  the responses; victims of (PTSD) this overwhelming, lived and died  with the intensity and duration of severe symptoms of pain limiting  their functioning. Those...
He had symptoms of it. Like outbursts of rage or speech and flashbacks of memories.
Relaxation training, breathing techniques, spiritual treatment, and drama therapy where the event is re-enacted.
Children experiencing abuse, the death of a parent, weak parental response to the event, a parent with PTSD symptoms, exposure to the event via the media all increase the possibility of PTSD.
Zoloft is a long-term treatment for PTSD. In a controlled study, Zoloft was effective in safely improving symptoms of PTSD over a period of 28 weeks and reducing the risk of relapse.
Protection from further danger; treat injuries; provide food, shelter, fluids, and clothing; locate separated loved ones; social contact; help resolve transportation, housing or other issues; grief counseling.
The downing of Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland; 1993 World Trade Center bombing; 1995 Oklahoma City bombing; 2001 World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist attacks.
Problems falling asleep, startle reactions, memory problems, concentration problems, moodiness, violence.
It is marked by upsetting memories or thoughts of a traumatic event, "blunting" of emotions, increased arousal, and sometimes severe personality changes.
Media coverage increases exposure to the violence, injury, and death associated with the event and may reinforce PTSD symptoms in individuals, especially young children.
Controlling exposure to traumatic events through safety measures, psychological preparation for individuals who will be exposed to traumatic events (front-line workers), and stress inoculation training.