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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?

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drive with ptsd?

Is it okay to drive with ptsd?

Depends: On the triggers, the symptoms and the severity of the symptoms. This can only truly be adequately assessed by the treating psychiatrist. ...Read more

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