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Do adopted children have a higher rate of ptsd?

Do adopted children have a higher rate of ptsd?

Possibly: Why certain people develop ptsd and others don't isn't clear. There is agreement that children subjected to traumatic life situations and experiences are more likely to wind up being put up for adoption. That may fuel the "common wisdom" that adopted children have a higher rate of ptsd than other children. If true it's most likely that trauma prior to adoption is to blame. Comorbidity exists also. ...Read more

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Do you use medication to treat ptsd in children?

Do you use medication to treat ptsd in children?

Sometimes: Medication is not the primary treatment of choice for the core of childhood ptsd. Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy" (or play therapy in younger children) is the primary treatment. That being said, medications are sometimes used short term to reduce anxiety to help the child to tolerate the anxiety associated with therapy, or for specific symptoms such as sleep difficulties. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I read that spanking children gives them ptsd. Is this true?

I read that spanking children gives them ptsd. Is this true?

Not necessarily.: For a diagnosis of ptsd, the precipitating trauma must be experienced as a risk of serious injury or death and result in fear, horror or helplessness. So it would depend on how frightening the spanking was to the victim or observer. Spanking is almost never the best discipline method. It teaches that force and pain are justified out of "love, " but mild spanking probably rarely causes ptsd. ...Read more

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What percentage of adults who experienced sibling physical and psychological abuse as children have PTSD?

What percentage of adults who experienced sibling physical and psychological abuse as children have PTSD?

PTSD: I feel empathy for those going through sibling physical and psychological abuse as children It causes intense fear, panic and helplessness Frequent and intense episodes of abuse with injury; and lack of love and support from the parents can lead to PTSD. There are no scientific studies to show the percentage of adults with PTSD due to abuse as children See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication ...Read more

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I am veteran with severe PTSD. I've read that "Stellate Ganglion Block" has had high success rates treating other vets. Who should i see to try this?

I am veteran with severe PTSD.  I've read that "Stellate Ganglion Block" has had high success rates treating other vets. Who should i see to try this?

See your doctor : Thank you for your service! Also, thank you for this question. You may want to start with your primary physician for a referral to an anesthesiologist skilled at this procedure. From what I have read, some people get immediate results and others get no response. If you are treated in the VA system, a large tertiary care center will be your best bet. ...Read more

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Why can't a patient receive a FLU shot if they have an elevated heart rate due to an anxiety disorder? (PTSD)

Why can't a patient receive a FLU shot if they have an elevated heart rate due to an anxiety disorder?  (PTSD)

They can...: Usually the only issues that would preclude you from getting a flu shot is current infection, fever, or allergy to eggs/other parts of the immunization. Anxiety disorder does not prevent you from getting the flu vaccine. ...Read more

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Docs, have you ever seen any other 17 y/o's with low t, high rest heart rate, apnea, ptsd, high bp? I feel isolated and alone. Im depressed but active

Docs, have you ever seen any other 17 y/o's with low t, high rest heart rate, apnea, ptsd, high bp? I feel isolated and alone. Im depressed but active

Don't worry, you are: Not the only person with these issues. You are not so unique that you can't be helped. If you are not currently in treatment - would highly encourage that. Start with psychiatric evaluation. Treatment options include: psychiatric medications, emdr, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, exposure therapy ; many more. Take care. ...Read more

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What is ptsd?

What is ptsd?

Posttraumatic Stress: Posttraumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that develops after someone experiences a traumatic incident, where they feared for life or limb. Symptoms develop in three realms: reexperiencing (nightmares, flashbacks), hypervigilence (increased startle response, continually looking for threats), and avoidance (of anything that might trigger memories of trauma). ...Read more

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Do I have ptsd?

I don't know: Dear annnnn, we don't know your history - so we can't even hazard a guess. Ptsd occurs after a life threatening or horrific trauma & has sxs of reliving, avoidance and hyperarousal. ...Read more

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How serious is PTSD?

How serious is PTSD?

High co-morbidity: About 8 million adults have PTSD in a given year. Considering the high co-morbidity with other problems including sleep disturbance, substance abuse, anger, self-harm and suicide, as well as increased risk for physical health problems, including chronic pain, the answer is YES. PTSD can exert devastating consequences on affected individuals/families. Fortunately, effective treatments are available ...Read more

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