Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition that people develop after experiencing something traumatic. In Santiago PN et al 2014, there is about 8.7% of people who have PTSD affecting their lives. Traumatic experiences include childhood sexual contact, extreme violence, rape, torture, war, and the loss of loved one. After someone experiences any of these events, fear often triggers PTSD. Fear causes split-second changes within the body as a defense mechanism to avoid any danger to the body. Instead, however, it does the complete opposite. The “P” in PTSD defines the word Post; Post is used when something happens after the moment has past. After the event occurs people start to show symptoms like having an aftershock from the main event.…show more content…
Not every traumatized person develops ongoing (chronic) or even short-term (acute) PTSD. Not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event. Some experiences, like the sudden, unexpected death of a love one, can also cause PTSD.
“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” 2014 states symptoms usually begin early, within 3 months of the traumatic incident, but sometimes they begin years afterward. For symptoms to be considered under the category of PTSD, they must last for over a month and must be reoccurring. Every person is different. Sometimes people can be cured of PTSD within six months and it would have been acute or even temporary PTSD, but others could take years to be cured which at that point it would be considered as chronic or long-term PTSD. A doctor who has experience helping people with mental illness, such as a psychiatrist, or a psychologist, can diagnose PTSD. As mentioned before, to be diagnosed with PTSD it must be a reoccurring symptom, but anyone can just claim a reoccurring symptom and call it PTSD. “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” 2016 stated that the specifics are at least one re-experiencing symptom, at least one avoidance symptom, at least two arousal and reactivity symptoms and at least two cognition and mood symptoms.
A little explanation on the specifics.
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