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Doctor insights on: Pathophysiology Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Why depression a universal symptom of post traumatic stress disorder?

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Why depression a universal symptom of post traumatic stress disorder?

PTSD depresion: Wrong! ptsd not always accompanied by depression, though depression frequently comes along or may precede or follows. People with already a mental issue suffers more risk of ptsd after a trauma. Drug users also suffers more ptsd after trauma, as they have a mental issue preceding the trauma. ...Read more

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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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I think I have ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder). What should I do?

I think I have ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder). What should I do?

Let me explain: Today, there are good treatments available for ptsd. When you have ptsd, dealing with the past can be hard. Instead of telling others how you feel, you may keep your feelings bottled up. But talking with a therapist can help you get better. Find what kind problem you have and then treat it. Read this web site to see more details. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/treatment-ptsd.asp good luck. ...Read more

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When is post traumatic stress actually post traumatic stress disorder ?

When is post traumatic stress actually post traumatic stress disorder ?

PTSD: First, an individual goes through or witnesses an event that is outside the realm of normal, every-day human experience. If he/she has strong coping skills, it's just a bad experience. However, if coping skills are strained and fail, one can develop acute stress disorder if within 30 days of the event. After approximately one month, the diagnosis of ptsd can be made. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How can post traumatic stress disorder differ from acute stress discorded?

How can  post traumatic stress disorder differ from acute stress discorded?

It is the length of: Symptoms. How long after the traumas relates to delayed reaction. It should be noted that in a combat scenario, the time clock begins after leaving the combat zone ( the trauma itself). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a developing post traumatic stress disorder?

What are symptoms of a developing post traumatic stress disorder?

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 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. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of post tramatic stress disorder?

What are symptoms of post tramatic stress disorder?

Past impacts present: Ptsd is experience by folks who have been through a traumatic event, often war, abuse, grave danger, etc. It can manifest w/hyper-vigilance, strong startle response, nightmares, emotional isolation, and the like. It is a normal response to trauma and as one adjusts the symptoms resolve. Professional help can speed the healing process, especially if one feels stuck in this pattern. ...Read more

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Is Stockholm syndrome a kind of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Is Stockholm syndrome a kind of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

That can be the case: Stockholm Syndrome is not an official DSM diagnosis. It refers to a situation where some one is kidnapped or abducted and ultimately identifies with their captor and takes on their values . After such a situation therapy is usually very helpful. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mild post traumatic stress disorder?

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What are the symptoms of mild post traumatic stress disorder?

PTSD mild: Mild or severe relies on consequences on life and severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) a type of behavioral disorder or anxiety disorder?

Is ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) a type of behavioral disorder or anxiety disorder?

Great Question: Ptsd falls under the class of anxiety disorders. It is interesting that you asked if it is a behavioral disorder. I treat primarily complex ptsd. My combat ptsd patients have hyper-responsive fight or flight reactions. Irritability, high levels of anger & aggression can be very problematic. Ptsd is a destroyer of marriages & families. Road rage & violence when dissociated are major issues. ...Read more

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Post traumatic stress disorder..Is this a serious condition?

Post traumatic stress disorder..Is this a serious condition?

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, depression, and suicide. It can stem from an almost infinite variety of frightening experiences. Yet, it can be treated. ...Read more

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Why is depression a sign & symptom of post traumatic stress disorder?

Why is depression a sign & symptom of post traumatic stress disorder?

It may or may not be: Depression does not occur in all people w ptsd. After intense periods of hyperarousal - the individual becomes exhausted, amotivated & has decreased sex drive. Atypical depression is ^'ed w ptsd. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder?

What are the usual symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder?

Flashbacks or relivi: Flashbacks or reliving the traumatic experience are common symtoms, anxiety, anger outbursts, sleeplessness often occurs as well. It is important to be evaluated by a mental health professional to do a proper evaluation and confirm or rule out this diagnosis. . In addition, children often manifest the symptoms of ptsd differently than adults. ...Read more

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What is post-traumatic stress disorder/ptsd?

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. ...Read more

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How can post traumatic stress disorder effect war veterans?

How can  post traumatic stress disorder effect war veterans?

PTSD: Dr berman's answer hit all the big points. The majority of combat vets don't develop ptsd. Some vets have mild sxs. But many have moderate to severe sxs that leave them feeling unsafe with difficulty sleeping at night. They may be over-reactive & quickly go into fight or flight mode. They avoid (or sometimes are drawn to) people, places or things that trigger nightmares, memories & flashbacks. ...Read more

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Posttraumatic stress disorder due to natural disasters?

Posttraumatic stress disorder due to natural disasters?

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 integrate into everyday experience. Ptsd doesn't always happen, though: two people can have the same traumatic experience and only one gets ptsd. The causes of ptsd are not completely understood, & are likely some mixture of genes and experience. ...Read more

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Do all veterans have post traumatic stress disorder?

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 lead to ptsd. And even of the small minority who *are* exposed to psychological trauma, not all go on to suffer ptsd. Getting ptsd appears to result from a combination of personality factors plus trauma exposure. ...Read more

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How does post traumatic stress disorder affect war veterans?

How does post traumatic stress disorder affect war veterans?

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 flashbacks of horrifying events; feel numb to many emotions; lash out in fear & anger; and can destroy relationships. There is help for this condition, through a variety of therapies and medications as needed. ...Read more

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