2_PTSD - V. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder A cluster of...

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Unformatted text preview: V. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder A cluster of persistent symptoms that occur in some survivors of terrifying and/or horrific tragic events Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 Aloha Flight 243 Mothers in tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka hit hard by post-traumatic stress disorder and depression Nearly 1 in 5 troops has mental problems after war service Roughly one in every five U.S. troops who have survived the bombs and other dangers of the current war now suffers from major depression or PTSD. Only about half have sought treatment. About 7 percent reported both a probable brain injury and current PTSD or major depression. V. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder A. Most common traumatic events leading to PTSD: For men: rape, combat exposure, childhood neglect, childhood physical abuse For woman: rape, sexual molestation, physical attack, being threatened with a weapon, childhood physical abuse Amygdala and Emotional Memory V. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder B. Characteristics of PTSD-persistent re-experiencing of the event in thoughts and dreams -feeling as if the event were re-occurring-intense distress and physiological reactions to external cues resembling aspects of the event-persistent avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma V. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder B. Characteristics of PTSD (cont.)-feeling of detachment from others and muted affect...
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2_PTSD - V. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder A cluster of...

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