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How does post traumatic stress disorder affect war veterans? Doesn't it affect all persons with bad experiences?
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Threat of death
PTSD is a post trauma reaction to being in the situation of impending real or perceived loss of life, or inability to is scape.
Examples of this would come from being in combat situations, or severe physical or sexual abuse. There are degrees of PTSD, it is not a matter of either the patient does or does not have it, it's not all or none.

In brief: Threat of death
PTSD is a post trauma reaction to being in the situation of impending real or perceived loss of life, or inability to is scape.
Examples of this would come from being in combat situations, or severe physical or sexual abuse. There are degrees of PTSD, it is not a matter of either the patient does or does not have it, it's not all or none.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not all
Not everyone who goes through a life-threatening experience ends up with ptsd.
A lot depends on immediate response to the event -- making sure there's needed medical care, food & water, getting to safe place, available but non-intrusive emotional support, etc. Also some factors increase vulnerability: previous trauma, depression or anxiety d/o's, substance abuse, social isolation, etc.

In brief: Not all
Not everyone who goes through a life-threatening experience ends up with ptsd.
A lot depends on immediate response to the event -- making sure there's needed medical care, food & water, getting to safe place, available but non-intrusive emotional support, etc. Also some factors increase vulnerability: previous trauma, depression or anxiety d/o's, substance abuse, social isolation, etc.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Whoa......
There is a big differance between a bad experience and an experience that is traumatic enough to cause a lasting traumatic stress disorder1.
A traumatic stress disorder typically arises when in no way the patient has 'even a little control over the event. The preicpitating experience is "shocking to the patient. The resultant stress arises not onlyfrom loss, but from a feeling of total surprise.

In brief: Whoa......
There is a big differance between a bad experience and an experience that is traumatic enough to cause a lasting traumatic stress disorder1.
A traumatic stress disorder typically arises when in no way the patient has 'even a little control over the event. The preicpitating experience is "shocking to the patient. The resultant stress arises not onlyfrom loss, but from a feeling of total surprise.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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