Symptoms And Treatment Of Ptsd

914 WordsMar 1, 20164 Pages
PTSD PTSD is a psychological disorder that develops in people who have seen, lived, or imagined a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. PTSD is most prevalent in military soldiers who have been involved with war and have saw death or been in fear for their life. It can also take place in people who have been in a bad car accident or other situation where they “saw their life flash before their eyes.” Some cases of PTSD actually never occur to an individual but reoccurring dreams have caused the individual to be in constant fear. CAPS is the gold standard for PTSD assessment. This is a 30-item structured interview that can diagnose PTSD and the severities. According to the Cap-5 scale, there are 4 severities of PTSD. 0 is absent, the individual denies reports of having this disease and no evidence shows that there is any issues. 1 is mild, the respondent responds to an issue but the symptom criteria isn’t significant enough to consider is a clinical disease. 2 is moderate, the respondent has a clinically significant problem and could be a target for intervention. This rating requires a minimum of 2 times for the flashbacks to occur and a minimum intensity of clearly present. 3 is severe, the problem is above threshold and it is overwhelming. The individual would likely need intervention. The issue occurs at least 2 times a week and the minimum intensity is pronounced. 4 is extreme, the problem is pervasive, unmanageable, and the individual needs intervention immediately.
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