Mental And Biological Foundations Of Ptsd

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Conor Pierce
Ms.Calcagno
Capstone 8th
1/30/15
Intro: Ptsd is a disorder that causes lots of stress, flashbacks, and intrusive thoughts that can cause aggression, depression, and suicidal thoughts and actions. It can cause mental damage and can cause harm to others around you.

body 1: PTSD description of the problem/ background info
“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental disorder that causes flashbacks, bad memories, nightmares, and can make it hard to keep a job. 7.7 million people have this, anyone can get this. People who have been sexually assaulted, abused, or in heavy combat situations are at a higher risk because of the high stress.” (NIMH RSS. N.p., n.d. Web.) People who have had previous mental illness are at higher risk. In
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Sometimes people have very serious symptoms that go away after a few weeks.” Having this can cause pain, emotional and physical, and large amounts stress. I think that this is a big problem that needs to be fixed. body 2: symptoms
Four categories of symptoms: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, or changes in emotional reactions. “Helping yourself,Reach out to people and others who have beat PTSD, dogs can be a big help to people with PTSD because of their playful nature.” Intrusive, upsetting memories of the event can be hard for people with PTSD. Flashbacks (acting or feeling like the event is happening again)Nightmares (either of the event or of other frightening things), feelings of intense distress when reminded of the trauma. Intense physical reactions to reminders of the event,avoiding activities, places, thoughts, or feelings that remind you of the trauma is are common and very hard to deal with. Inability to remember important aspects of the trauma, loss of interest in activities and life in general, feeling detached from others and emotionally numb,sense of a limited future (you don’t expect to live a normal lifespan, get married, have a career)("Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web.)
. “If you had an earlier life-threatening event or trauma, such as being abused as a child. If you Have another mental health problem,Have family
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