Stress+and+Trauma - Stress and Trauma Normal stress...

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Stress and Trauma Stress and Trauma “Normal” stress response Features of “eu-stress” Abnormal stress: parameters Low predictability High chronicity security Thought question: when does stress “steel” us rather than break us down?
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Developmental Aspects of Stress and Trauma Developmental Aspects of Stress and Trauma Definition of “trauma” outside the range of usual human experience would be distressing to anyone life threatening “Too Scared to Cry” (Terr, l990 )
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Core symptoms Exposure to traumatic event Re-experiencing of traumatic event Persistent avoidance of trauma-related stimuli; Numbing of general responsiveness Persistent symptoms of heightened arousal Duration of symptoms > 1 month; Clinically sign. distress/impairment in adaptive function
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Acute Stress Disorder Acute Stress Disorder Core symptoms Exposure to traumatic event Dissociative symptoms numbing, detachment, derealization, depersonalization, dissociative amnesia Core symptoms of PTSD Duration of symptoms > 2 days and < 1 month; Clinically sign. distress/impairment in adaptive function Does not appear to be a pathway to PTSD ( Kassam-Adams & Winston, 2004)
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PTSD symptoms in a young child PTSD symptoms in a young child Although several months have passed, Ana, age 6, still awakens frequently from nightmares about the car accident her family experienced. Ana and her siblings were safe in the backseat, but their mother was badly injured. The car rolled over several times and came to rest in a ditch. Ana saw blood streaming down her mother’s face. Since that time, she has reacted with distress to the color red and asks why her mother had paint on her face, even though the
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2008 for the course PSYCH 477 taught by Professor Olson during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Stress+and+Trauma - Stress and Trauma Normal stress...

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