Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

February 10th, 2012

What Is PTSD? This is a mental disorder that runs on the outside, extremely strong disturbing development, in contrast to many other psychiatric disorders. PTSD – a condition where you can not stop the painful memories of experienced helplessness and horror that occurred in a situation involving serious injury, death or the threat of physical integrity. Many people have the experience of traumatic events: transport accidents, domestic violence, sexual violence, natural disasters, acts of terrorism … About 1 in 10 people exposed to traumatic event may have PTSD. In view of the media situation in humans may be involved, which are not directly involved in the tragic events, but strongly react to it. PTSD can be in both men and women and children. What influences the development of PTSD? Researchers have identified three factors that combine to will remember about this event, of course, but continue to live beyond their normal life. Who makes the diagnosis of PTSD? Psychiatrist or psychotherapist.

Primary care physicians (internists) do not have this training and can only suggest the presence of mental disorders, but do not define what it is. A study was conducted which showed that nearly half of patients seeking primary care have not received the necessary recollection of the situation with the behavior of the injured as was then in response to a small stimulus, similar to the situation then. Startle and escape from the cotton, if a man was shot by a man with otshatyvanie smell like committed sexual abuse, etc. etc. This can happen in nightmares and waking. Memories can be so strong that the person seems to continue to live in the reality, especially if the stress was long.

Children flashback may occur in the game – playing injured in a constant situation. Emotional detachment. This symptom is not as noticeable to others as the previous one, but very noticeable to the person with PTSD.

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