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Whats the disease called when a soldier comes home from war with scary flash backs and nightmares?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: PTSD

The symptoms of ptsd include flashbacks (bad memories that happen out of the blue or from a small trigger that feel like the event is actually happening), nightmares of the trauma and an increased feeling of edginess (either more irritable or more nervous and scared, also called hyper vigilant).
Other symptoms can include difficulties relating to others and episodes of dissociation.

In brief: PTSD

The symptoms of ptsd include flashbacks (bad memories that happen out of the blue or from a small trigger that feel like the event is actually happening), nightmares of the trauma and an increased feeling of edginess (either more irritable or more nervous and scared, also called hyper vigilant).
Other symptoms can include difficulties relating to others and episodes of dissociation.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Treatment options

Ptsd can be effectively treated using exposure and response prevention therapy as well as medications in the class of ssris and/or seroquel (quetiapine) to reduce anxiety and edginess.
Additionally, prazosin (a blood pressure medication with effects of norepinephrine in the brain) is very effective for reducing nightmares, particularly doses above 5mg. Studies suggest doses up to 10-12mg may be necessary.

In brief: Treatment options

Ptsd can be effectively treated using exposure and response prevention therapy as well as medications in the class of ssris and/or seroquel (quetiapine) to reduce anxiety and edginess.
Additionally, prazosin (a blood pressure medication with effects of norepinephrine in the brain) is very effective for reducing nightmares, particularly doses above 5mg. Studies suggest doses up to 10-12mg may be necessary.
Dr. James Fox
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: These may be

symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.

In brief: These may be

symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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