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Do all veterans have post traumatic stress disorder?

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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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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Are soldiers sent home if they have been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder?

Are soldiers sent home if they have been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder?

Yes: Soldiers are sent home if they can't do their jobs, and ptsd can certainly prevent that. But it doesn't require a ptsd diagnosis specifically. Ptsd is only diagnosed 1 month or more after the stressful event, and a soldier can have an acute stress reaction sooner. There are many other psychiatric issues that can also get a soldier sent home — anything that prevents "soldiering". ...Read more

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Do I have posttraumatic stress disorder (ptsd) from neonatal death?

Do I have posttraumatic stress disorder (ptsd) from neonatal death?

It's possible,: But you need a psychiatric eval to know for sure. Why nit make an appointment today? We are here to help. ...Read more

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How to deal with post traumatic stress disorder in kids after these shooting sprees?

How to deal with post traumatic stress disorder in kids after these shooting sprees?

Professional help: Ptsd is very individualized. Some people do not develop this even though others in a similar situation do. The most important component for remission is a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. I recommend a mental health professional for this. ...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 have suffer with post tramtic stress disorder from a lot of abuse not from war .Sexual menatal verbal differnt people. But don't get sad more mad now?

I have suffer with post tramtic stress disorder from a lot of abuse not from war .Sexual menatal verbal differnt people. But don't get sad more mad now?

Anger is part of : Ptsd. If your anger is excessive that can cause pain for you and the people around you. If you anger easily, snap at others, your anger level is far too high for the situation, it is triggered far too easily - these are reasons for getting professional help. Anger is a normal emotion but when it begins to predominate things - that impacts on quality of life. Select a therapist w ptsd experience. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with post traumatic stress from a carwreck, how can I win against this mental disorder?

I've been diagnosed with post traumatic stress from a carwreck, how can I win against this mental disorder?

PTSD can be a : Nasty disorder and quite a worthy opponent. Cognitive processing therapy, emdr, psychoeducation & psychotherapy can be very helpful. The previous recommendation for prazosin & ssri's is good. Some patients do well with the simple combination of melatonin & buspar (buspirone). The important thing is that you get help. The longer one goes without help the more hardwired in the ptsd sxs become. ...Read more

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What are signs of adult a.D.D. ? And also ptsd? I was sexually abused as a child. Have issues with memory, easily distracted, depression, stress management/anxiety

What are signs of adult a.D.D. ? And also ptsd?  I was sexually abused as a child. Have issues with memory, easily distracted, depression, stress management/anxiety

You may have both: The sx of adhd and ptsd may overlap. Especially in the details of easy distractabilty and poor memory. You should see a counselor for your ptsd symptoms but you should get some comprehensive psychological testing to determine if you have both or the one diagnosis ater this you may or may not want to add medication to the counseling. ...Read more

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Mental illness question i know mental illness can manifest itself in many different ways. An answer may be difficult. I have a cousin who has been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. However, of late she has been lying and causing family fractures. She te

Mental illness question i know mental illness can manifest itself in many different ways. An answer may be difficult. 

I have a cousin who has been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. However, of late she has been lying and causing family fractures. She te

Bipolar : Bipolar disorder is a very complex and a challenging disorder to live with, or deal with from a friend or family member's perspective. A major characteristic of bipolar disorder is major mood swings, which often result in damaged relationships, poor job and/or school performance, and even suicide. The lying and causing family rifts is very common when dealing with a person suffering from this disorder. I will definitely say she is not suffering from a "worsening mental situation" however i will say she needs more intensive treatment and routine follow up with her psychiatrist is definitely in order. Lastly the family may want to consider a family meeting with the psychiatrist with and without the patient in order to get a better understanding of the disorder, and ways to deal with your cousin in a way that will protect them and her as well. Best of luck to you all. ...Read more

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How rare is multiple mood disorders associated with dysthymia in a young child? I work with a young kid, about 7 years old, who takes Prozac for this.

How rare is multiple mood disorders associated with dysthymia in a young child? I work with a young kid, about 7 years old, who takes Prozac for this.

Prevelance?: With even a slight chance of rain, if you're wet - it happened. This is rare and Prozac is not usually good for youngsters but the Dr who felt it necessary either is a specialist or should refer to one. Dysthymia is not 'happy' but it's often seen as mild enough to treat w/o Rx. Talk to the parent/guardian. Happy holidays! ...Read more

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Can you explain major depressive disorder in a spouse to someone who has never dealt with mental illness?

Can you explain major depressive disorder in a spouse to someone who has never dealt with mental illness?

Depression: I reccommend you get some educational dvds or download from web a short video explaining the struggles with depression, the signs, symptoms etc. ...Read more

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Could there be any psychological side effects present in adults who suffered moderate burn injuries when they were 1-2 years old?

Could there be any psychological side effects present in adults who suffered moderate burn injuries when they were 1-2 years old?

Early traumas: It is hard to say about the nature of early traumas and the recovery periods of children. That said, successful development in children usually relies on a trauma free environment. If the burn injuries produced visible scarring etc that the adult must cope with daily, then i think the issue is more from the adult perspectives and meanings than that of the early trauma. ...Read more

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How does post traumatic stress disorder effect war veterans and families?

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How does post traumatic stress disorder effect war veterans and families?

PTSD effects on fami: Can be damaging for veteran and family. Combat capacity can be reduced, endurance reduced as soldier is not at perfect health before engaging action. Mind not as sharp though already in hyper-arousal state. Wrongful decision-making hurt split second decision in life and death matter. Family harmony disturbed by extreme tension of untreated ptsd which aggravates with time. ...Read more

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What mental disorder can a person with a traumatic childhood have? One who was physically, emotionally and sexually abuse by his parent?

What mental disorder can a person with a traumatic childhood have?  One who was physically, emotionally and sexually abuse by his parent?

The aftermath: of emotional, physical and sexual abuse during childhood can lead to any number of psychological disorders. Our psyche does what it can to survive. Regardless of how well someone may have come through the trauma it leaves scars that warrant speaking with a clinical psychologist to reduce the fallout and strengthen the resilience. Groups for survivors are also helpful. ...Read more

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Post traumatic stress disorder recovery time. Is there an average recovery time for CPTSD. I have been unable to work for 2 years. My illness was caused by 3 years w/a verbally abusive boss at work. ?

Post traumatic stress disorder recovery time. Is there an average recovery time for CPTSD. I have been unable to work for 2 years. My illness was caused by 3 years w/a verbally abusive boss at work. ?

Depression: Yes, you can heal from verbally abusive boss at work. • Go to Big Bend National Park in your State and Feel the Wonder and Peace. • Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds for 34years • Scream out all your angry feelings. • Then listen to Wise Woman within you Not to spend energy on his behavior • Have Therapy ...Read more

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Can someone with bipolar disorder, but has not been hospitalized in 4 years, adopt a baby?

Can someone with bipolar disorder, but has not been hospitalized in 4 years, adopt a baby?

Yes: Having bipolar disease which is under control is very helpful. If however you have had several hospitalizations, it may be an impediment. I have several patients with bipolar wh have had babies or adopted and been wonderful parents. ...Read more

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I have bipolar schizophrenia ptsd i was abused/tortured as a child my doctor said that triggered my disorders can they be triggered from environment ?

I have bipolar schizophrenia ptsd i was abused/tortured as a child my doctor said that triggered my disorders can they be triggered from environment ?

Yes: Yes, but there is usually a genetic connection. Check your family history on both sides of your family. Twin studies have indicated a definite family connection. Most important to take your medications and stay on them. Unfortunately too many people with your medical condition feel better after taking the medications and then stop and have a relapse. Continue your counseling! important! ...Read more

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Do those who have adhd/add often suffer from other mental disorders?

Do those who have adhd/add often suffer from other mental disorders?

Yes: They may or may not. They could have anxiety or mood disorders. Substance abuse disorders or personality disorders or it could be an isolated diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could people with post traumatic stress disorders heal by themselves, alone, in an instant?

Could people with post traumatic stress disorders heal by themselves, alone, in an instant?

Maybe: It could be a misdiagnosis if it is just that easy to snap out of it but psychiatry has the possibility of rapid changes if insight is increased. You are essentially speaking of an epiphany which should not be discounted in mental health. I would offer that working with a therapist would likely catalyze this sort of improvement. Stay safe! ...Read more

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