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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
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 through flashbacks, repeated nightmares & memories of event, etc; avoidance or emotional numbing, feeling detached, having no interest in usual activities; and arousal -- difficulty concentrating, falling/staying asleep, startling, & hypervigilance.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sxs: Ptsd has 3 types of sxs. Avoidance of people, places, things, thoughts, emotions or memories that trigger symptoms. Reliving- intrusive memories, flashbacks- just not being able to get it out of your head. Arousal- robust fight or flight reactions, irritability, panic, gut-level visceral reactions. Emotional numbing is the flip side of the hyper-arousal. Ptsd is not a fun disorder.
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Symptom inquiry: The doctor should inquire if the patient has been in a situation where the patient believes loss of life or catastrophic injury was imminent, and with no means of escape. Symptoms from these experiences include, hypervigilance, sleep loss, nightmares, reliving the trauma, social withdrawal, anhedonia, temper outbursts, emotional withdrawal, feelings of unfinished business, and adrenalin seeking.
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What is post-traumatic stress disorder/ptsd?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
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 can happen in all ages --after natural disasters such as floods, fires, and earthquakes, or other events such as rape, domestic violence, war, terrorism, or other assaults. History of previous trauma may increase likelihood of ptsd after a new event.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What kind of doctor can treat post traumatic stress disorder(ptsd)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
PTSD: A psychiatrist if psychotherapy & medications. A psychologist if psychotherapy alone.
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