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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: A traumatic experience, by definition, temporarily overwhelms a person's ability to cope with it. Ptsd can be extremely distressing and long lasting if not treated properly. Suicide is an act of desperation to stop pain or distress that is unbearable when the person sees no other alternative. It is important to know there are effective ways to treat ptsd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 of care-givers who are deeply effected by their association with traumatized patients. So, depending on the situation, it may be possible. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: The brain and the gut (stomach and intestines) are linked powerfully because they share the messengers which communicate between different regions. Any increased psychological stress can affect gastrointestinal symptoms. For this reason it will be important for you to manage carefully both your ptsd and crohns together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might not be able to: You may not be able to. I don't encourage combat ptsd patients to try to explain war or all of their sxs to spouses. Why? Because the spouses usually don't have the experiences to base an understanding for it. Inevitably the person with ptsd feels misunderstood or badly about the upset it has caused the other . This is why it is so important to work with a therapist who is experienced with ptsd. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I had induced delusional disorder for a long time. After myseparation, I have symptoms of ptsd and under stress, I have psychosis. How can you help me treat this.
See a Professional : You need to see a professional to meet with you and do an evaluation and assessment and come up with a diagnosis then a treatment plan is suggested and started. It is not possible to give an opinion on these issues without a face to face evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
At times,can messing up words, forgetting how to spell, be expected 4 my age? Can depression / stress cause this? Think have PTSD from pastmarriage..
Brain physiology: It is complex. The amygdala is in hyperdrive. This leads to hyperarousal & often aggression. The medial frontal cortex of the brain is not in full gear & thus is not properly modulating affect that is limbic & amgydala driven. The hippocampus is functioning sub-optimally which effects the storage & retrieval of memories. Ptsd causes significant changes in brain physiology. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if someone expirienced a traumatic event at age 19 and developed ptsd will they be able to mentally mature pas?
Can you tell me what you suggest if someone experienced a traumatic event at age 19 and developed ptsd will they be able to mentally mature pas?
With good : Psychotherapy, you can overcome traumatic events and ptsd. It will require some work on your part and may take some time, but you can be helped. Contact a psychologist or psychiatrist who specializes in ptsd. Ask about emdr treatment as well, since it is one of the most successful types of treatment for ptsd. ...Read more
The results of : Studies on this subject are conflicting. So there's no conclusive evidence that ptsd can increase testosterone level. As a rule, stress lowers levels of male and female hormones. Take care! http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/22261549/?I=3&from=/12707485/related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since there is stress everywhere everyday, can you have ptsd without one responsible bad causative event?
Can you explain if it's possible to not know you have been through a traumatic event, but still have ptsd?
Yes it is possible: Sometimes traumatic events are so overwhelming that the person blocked it out of their memory (in other words represses the memory). They may have ptsd with flashbacks and dreams that are attempts by the unconscious mind to help the person remember and get help for the trauma. In treatment they can be helped to remember and heal from the trauma. ...Read more
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