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Doctor insights on: Physical Characteristics Of Ptsd

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Can you advise for ptsd characteristics?

Can you advise for ptsd characteristics?

Common signs include: Nightmares, trouble sleeping, anxiety, hypervigilance and easily startled, reliving, the traumatic event in your mind, and many more. It is too complex to really advise because different people have different experiences. If you suspect you are suffering from PTSD, make an appointment to speak with someone. It will help you to understand what is, going on inside.

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Could you have ptsd if there was no physical abuse?

Could you have ptsd if there was no physical abuse?

PTSD: PTSD results from either being put in harms way with the real possibility of loss of life or inability to escape or the perceived threat of loss of life, and inability to escape. No physical harm has to take place in any of these scenarios, only the perception of severe physical harm or death.

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Can you explain if it's possible to have ptsd if there was no physical abuse?

Can you explain if it's possible to have ptsd if there was no physical abuse?

Causes of PTSD: Posttraumatic stress disorder (ptsd) may develop after a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events, such as sexual assault, serious injury, or the threat of death. Any severe trauma, or repetitive traumatization can result in ptsd. Physical abuse does not necessarily result in ptsd.

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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

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Recieving meds & therapy for 5yrs. Dep. &. Ptsd am more stable but it is still a battle daily of being physically slow & sad. Will it get better?

Recieving meds & therapy for 5yrs. Dep. &. Ptsd am more stable but it is still a battle daily of being physically slow & sad. Will it get better?

See below: It will get better. Don't lose hope. Many things will also depends on triggers of the depression and your own experience of trauma that lead to ptsd. I encourage you to talk to your providers and address what is happening and how you feel in terms of your progress. Take everything one day at time -- embrace the good days and work through the tough ones. Good luck!

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In severe emotional, physical pain anxiety PTSD counseling is a temporary fix, hard to function home work so much panic in me I don't know what to do?

In severe emotional, physical pain anxiety PTSD counseling is a temporary fix, hard to function home work so much panic in me I don't know what to do?

PTSD: The fact that you are repeatedly asking this question with slight variations tells me that you are really in a lot of pain. In addition to previous recommendations that I provided - would encourage you to consider acupuncture. There are many highly skilled acupuncturists in Canada. The Seven Internal and Seven External Dragons can promote healing with PTSD without retraumatizing the patient. >

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Could he be suffering from ptsd? My husband was sexually molested as a young child, once by an older man and then by teenagers. At the time, he was also being physically abused at home, so he had no one to turn to for help. He recently began dealing with

Could he be suffering from ptsd? My husband was sexually molested as a young child, once by an older man and then by teenagers. At the time, he was also being physically abused at home, so he had no one to turn to for help. He recently began dealing with

Eval: I don't think that the full hx is showing on my screen. Although it is clear he has been involved in traumatic events from the info available, it wasn't clear if it was impacting him. Ptsd is characterize by reliving through dreams, memories & thoughts, avoidance of triggers & anything that reminds of the events as well as autonomic hyperarousal to include physiologic rxns. Best to be evaluate.

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What can I do- get the panic out of me, from PTSD, am so exhausted mentally, physically this is no way to live, it's like I am being victimized again?

What can I do- get the panic out of me, from PTSD, am so exhausted mentally, physically this is no way to live, it's like I am being victimized again?

PTSD is exhausting.: I am sorry to hear that you are going through such a hard time. If you aren't seeing a psychiatrist who is experienced in working with PTSD - that is a must. It looks like your medications might be optimized as well. Cognitive Processing Therapy, EMDR, psychotherapy and exposure therapy are all possible approaches. Things can get better. Take care.

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I have been experiencing some pressure, discomfort, burning sensation in my upper chest. What could it be? I am a 26 yr. Old male, iraq war veteran. I have been diagnosed with ptsd, I do not have a specific pain with this sensation, but it feels strange

I have been experiencing some pressure, discomfort, burning sensation in my upper chest. What could it be? I am a 26 yr. Old male, iraq war veteran. I have been diagnosed with ptsd, I do not have a specific pain with this sensation, but it feels strange

If: If you have not seen a doctor yet, then it is a good idea to seek care very soon. If your pain is increasing in intensity, you are experiencing shortness of breath, or heart palpitations, a visit to the urgent care or emergency room is in order. Your symptoms could very well be manifestations of your ptsd, especially if you are experiencing an increase in triggers. On the other hand a cardiac cause, as well as other medical issues need to be ruled out. Take good care.

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Please suggest a positive (work?)book to help: born w/adhd, years of physical/emotion/sexual abuse by parent, now has c ptsd, bipolar 2, & borderline.

Please suggest a positive (work?)book to help: born w/adhd, years of physical/emotion/sexual abuse by parent, now has c ptsd, bipolar 2, & borderline.

Possibility: This sounds like an extremely complex situation that would benefit more from working individually with an experienced psychologist or psychiatrist. However, the mind-body workbook for ptsd by block (s) may be a nice accompaniment to your own more individualized therapy. Good luck to you.

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Gout, RA, PTSD, maj depression, chronic pain, anxiety, mentally, physically exhausted, neckspine injury, from mva extreme grieving how is one to cope in life?

Gout, RA, PTSD, maj depression, chronic pain, anxiety, mentally, physically exhausted, neckspine injury, from mva extreme grieving how is one to cope in life?

Coping: Your burdens are many and heavy. Coping requires others - special relationships. And trusting in the Lord God Almighty. Pray daily. Read scripture daily. Start with Psalms. Psalm 23 is very assuring. Believe it. Ask for clergy visits. Listen to soothing music. Envision nature's beauty in your mind. Sing.

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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).

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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.

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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

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What is complex ptsd?

What is complex ptsd?

Complex PTSD is: A term offered to identify individuals with PTSD who have experienced prolonged and severs trauma which can impact a person's self-concept and the ways they adapt to stress. Dr. Herman at Harvard suggests this distinction and likelihood of special treatment considerations. Best regards.

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How to deal with ptsd?

How to deal with ptsd?

Paythotheray: You need to see a psychiatrist for an evaluation. He/she can recommend meds and psychotherapy.

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How do they treat ptsd?

A weave: Probably the highest efficacy for both complex & simple ptsd is cognitive processing therapy (a form of cbt). Many people with moderate to severe ptsd require meds. Ssri's are usually a base. Atypical antipsychotics for severe dissassociation. Prazosin or other meds for insomnia, nightmares. Emdr is good for simple ptsd. Various types of desensitization (ie video based) are cutting edge. Group.

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How can ptsd be treated?

With compassion: Emdr for simple ptsd. Cognitive processing therapy is the gold standard. Group therapy for people with similar types of trauma. Psychotropic medications. Psychoeducation is vital. Family therapy is often important.

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How do people cope with ptsd?

How do people cope with ptsd?

PTSD?: ? t varies and depends on the person ability to cope with stressors. Therefore not every one who is exposed to a traumatic experience develops ptsd. The best treatment is therapy and medication can help also.

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Will ptsd go away on its own?

Will ptsd go away on its own?

That depends.: Although milder post traumatic stress disorder may resolve without treatment be aware that ptsd can be like a slumbering beast that can be woken in the future by anniversary events or further trauma. For moderate to more severe ptsd - not getting help is a recipe for problems.

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