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Please define symptoms of PTSD and how is it treated?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Symptom inquiry

The doctor should inquire if the patient has been in a situation where the patient believes loss of life or catastrophic injury was imminent, and with no means of escape.
Symptoms from these experiences include, hypervigilance, sleep loss, nightmares, reliving the trauma, social withdrawal, anhedonia, temper outbursts, emotional withdrawal, feelings of unfinished business, and adrenalin seeking.

In brief: Symptom inquiry

The doctor should inquire if the patient has been in a situation where the patient believes loss of life or catastrophic injury was imminent, and with no means of escape.
Symptoms from these experiences include, hypervigilance, sleep loss, nightmares, reliving the trauma, social withdrawal, anhedonia, temper outbursts, emotional withdrawal, feelings of unfinished business, and adrenalin seeking.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Susan Duenke
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Complex

PTSD is a complex reaction to trauma that results in fear/anxiety in otherwise non-traumatic situations.
Treatment would depend on the trauma, the severity of the symptoms, and the history of the individual. Psychotherapy, perhaps including EMDR, is helpful.

In brief: Complex

PTSD is a complex reaction to trauma that results in fear/anxiety in otherwise non-traumatic situations.
Treatment would depend on the trauma, the severity of the symptoms, and the history of the individual. Psychotherapy, perhaps including EMDR, is helpful.
Dr. Susan Duenke
Dr. Susan Duenke
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

PTSD occurs after there has been exposure to death, serious injury , sexual violence or other traumatic event and there are subsequent recurrent involuntary & intrusive memories of the trauma which may be in the form of dreams, flashbacks, physiological reactions and other symptoms.
There are various forms of psychotherapy that can treat this condition sometimes with various medications.

In brief: See below

PTSD occurs after there has been exposure to death, serious injury , sexual violence or other traumatic event and there are subsequent recurrent involuntary & intrusive memories of the trauma which may be in the form of dreams, flashbacks, physiological reactions and other symptoms.
There are various forms of psychotherapy that can treat this condition sometimes with various medications.
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Symptom Clusters

In addition, the diagnosis of PTSD requires four sets of symptom clusters.
These include: intrusion or re-experiencing, avoidance of people, places, and things associated with the trauma, negative alterations in mood or thought, and hyper-arousal. A number of evidence based treatments are available to treat PTSD, including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and EMDR.

In brief: Symptom Clusters

In addition, the diagnosis of PTSD requires four sets of symptom clusters.
These include: intrusion or re-experiencing, avoidance of people, places, and things associated with the trauma, negative alterations in mood or thought, and hyper-arousal. A number of evidence based treatments are available to treat PTSD, including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and EMDR.
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
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