Posttraumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating psychiatric disorder that may occur in some people following a traumatic event. PTSD and depression often coexist due to the similar characteristics of PTSD and depression as well as the nature of a traumatic event inducing PTSD as well as depressive symptoms per DSM-5 guidelines. PTSD has been noted to coexist with diabetes as well in several research studies. The etiology, prevalence, and symptoms of PTSD, depression and PTSD associated with Type 2 diabetes will be presented. Research evidence of PTSD and the association of diabetes as well as integrative therapy will be discussed.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Diabetes
Posttraumatic stress disorders are the result of reactions to a severe traumatic event. The stress that results from a traumatic may result in a variety of psychoemotional and physiopathological outcomes. PTSD is often associated with depression and people with PTSD are 44.5 % more likely to develop depression one month after a traumatic event (Tull, 2009). PTSD and diabetes have shown an increasing instance of coexisting as well. Many factors that affect PTSD can exacerbate diabetes and vice versa. Research studies have shown “PTSD could be a marker of neuroendocrine and metabolic dysregulation which may lead to increased risk of diabetes” (Vaccarino, 2014).
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) involves “increased stress and anxiety following exposure…
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