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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Talk to physician: Recommend that you talk this over with your physician. Since you remain symptomatic, just stopping your medication would not be prudent. You and the ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Start with therapist: Who has expertise in ptsd. Consider cognitive processing therapy (form of cognitive behavioral therapy), virtual reality exposure therapy, emdr or s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
PTSD: Often responds well to cognitive processing therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), emdr, specialized group therapy, virtual reality exposu ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, it can be: Post traumatic stress disorder causes a huge amount of suffering and loss of function in children and adults. It can lead to severe anxiety, insomnia ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Stress vs Disorder: Great question. Exposure to an event or events involving actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
PTSD is a condition: That may develop after experiencing a horrific or life threatening experience (s). It has symptoms of hypervigilance, marked arousal (fight vs flight ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Typically but: Through proper psychological counseling and possible medication treatment you can get much, much better. I have worked with many victims of interperso ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience in Psychiatry
PTSD effects on fami: Can be damaging for veteran and family. Combat capacity can be reduced, endurance reduced as soldier is not at perfect health before engaging action. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
17 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes - see link.: The short answer is yes. A significant number of soldiers returning from war zones have been committing suicide. This has become of a major issue that ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Harshly: Veterens with post-traumatic stress disorder ("ptsd") often have intrusive memories of an experience in which they felt extreme threat to their physic ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience in Psychiatry
PTSD depresion: Wrong! ptsd not always accompanied by depression, though depression frequently comes along or may precede or follows. People with already a mental iss ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
PTSD: Ptsd can develop after you've seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. Symptoms include reliving the event ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Not a symptom: Depression is not a symptom of ptsd, per se, but rather people with ptsd often have depression as a co-occurring problem.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Post traumatic stress disorder is a maladaptive reaction to a prior traumatic experience. It has nothing to do with phobias.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Length of time: The difference between "post-traumatic stress" (ptsd) and "acute stress disorder" is the amount of time after the traumatic event according to the psy ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Extremely painful: Ptsd is very painful and frightening for anyone -- including war veterans. It can make them unable to sleep; be constantly on guard for danger; have ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
FaceTheIssuesGetHelp: The term ptsd has become a marketed fad, very real, just not unique to only soldiers having experienced battle, maiming & death; common to anyone havi ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Although : Although post traumatic stress disorder may resolve completely, it can also become more symptomatic with new traumas. The three main categories of s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Most don't have PTSD: Most military personnel do not even serve in combat areas. And most of the ones who do, do not experience the kinds of traumatic situations that can ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Can happen: Ptsd can result from witnessing or being victim of a natural disaster, especially if the emotional trauma is overwhelming and therefore hard to integr ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience in Sports Medicine
No tests but criteri: There are no "tests" for ptsd but rather criteria: a history of exposure to a traumatic event meeting two criteria and symptoms from each of three sym ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Levenson
31 years experience in Clinical Psychology
PTSD: Ptsd is an anxiety disorder, but i believe one day it will be classified as a variant of depression. As with any mental disorder, there are behaviora ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
38 years experience in Psychiatry
PTSD symptoms: If you have undergone an experience that is overwhelming and you subsequently have noticed changes in you personality/day to day attitude, you may be ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Kriedman
46 years experience in Psychiatry
Life-threatening: Posttraumitic stress disorder by definition require that a life-threatening stressor that is re-experienced. Patient's develop flashbacks, nightmares, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That depends: That depends. Ptsd most often is caused by involvement in one or more life-threatening or horrific events. However, there is a subset that we can see ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
PTSD: Ptsd is a type of anxiety disorder that can develop after seeing or experiencing a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. It ca ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Kriedman
46 years experience in Psychiatry
Post trauma symptoms: Posttraumatic stress disorder (pstd) is the development of chronic (over1 month duration) symptoms following a life-threatening trauma.The person re- ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience in Clinical Psychology
PTSD treatment: The most effective treatments for ptsd are 1) cognitive-behavioral therapy that includes gradual exposure to distressing situations, reminders and tri ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
PTSD: A psychiatrist if psychotherapy & medications. A psychologist if psychotherapy alone.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
PTSD: Ptsd can develop after you've seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. Symtpoms include reliving the event ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
PTSD treatment: Post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) can be very complex, and may need multiple types of treatment. A thorough psychiatric evaluation is the best wa ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience in Psychiatry
PTSD treatment: Medications combined with psychotherapy, and emdr=emdr is most specifically made for ptsd and is very efficient.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes: If memories and experiences of the trauma are not interfering with your relationships, work or sense of well-being then maybe you don't need therapy o ... Read More

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