PTSD and SUD Research in APA Format Final Research Paper.docx - Running head ASSOCIATION OF PTSD AND SUD 1 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD and

PTSD and SUD Research in APA Format Final Research Paper.docx

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Running head: ASSOCIATION OF PTSD AND SUD1Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD)XXXXXXXPurdue University Northwest
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ASSOCIATION OF PTSD AND SUD2AbstractThere is an outstanding need for advanced understanding and treatment for individuals with co-occurring PTSD and SUD. Nearly half of all people seeking treatment for SUD meet the criteria for PTSD. Individuals with PTSD-SUD tend to have less favorable treatment outcomes compared to those without psychological comorbidities. This research paper will provide a review of the literature about the treatment of coexisting PTSD-SUD. The mostcompelling data thus is psychosocial treatments that combine an exposure therapy component, but additional research is necessary, especially on how to implement these interventions in actualtreatment settings.Keywords: posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD, substance use disorder, SUD, comorbidity, Seeking Safety Model, cognitive behavioral therapy, CBT, Table of ContentsIntroduction..........................................................................................................................5
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ASSOCIATION OF PTSD AND SUD3Background......................................................................................................................5Problem............................................................................................................................5Purpose............................................................................................................................5Scope................................................................................................................................6Discussion............................................................................................................................6Definition of PTSD and SUD..........................................................................................6DSM-V Diagnosis Criteria for PTSD and SUD………………………………………..7Physiological and Psychological responses of PTSD and SUD......................................9Characteristics of PTSD..................................................................................................9Possible etiology and correlations between PTSD and SUD........................................12Treatment possibilities...................................................................................................13Conclusion.........................................................................................................................16Recommendations..............................................................................................................16References..........................................................................................................................17LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
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ASSOCIATION OF PTSD AND SUD4Figure 1: Rate of PTSD is Influenced by the Nature of the Trauma………………….… 19Figure 2: Psychiatric Comorbidity in PTSD………………………………………….… 20Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
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ASSOCIATION OF PTSD AND SUD5IntroductionBackgroundPTSD and SUDs are two specific pathologies that are complex and share many features. The pair are chronic relapsing disorders that may or may not have a well-known origin. These disorders result from exposure to the extreme and out of the ordinary events, which can be outlined as a negative (trauma) or positive (drug of abuse). If untreated, PTSD frequently leads to substance abuse[CITATION Gis19 \l 1033 ].ProblemApproximately 50% of patients seeking substance abuse/use treatment also meet the standards for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and patients with concurrently PTSD and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) usually have adverse treatment outcomes than those without equivalent comorbidity. Exposure to psychological trauma does not automatically cause long-term emotional suffering or alcohol abuse. Instead, the probability of experiencing adverse reactions is related to the victim's capability to cope with the trauma[ CITATION Lib19 \l 1033 ].About 70% of all adults will encounter one traumatic incident throughout their lifetime.
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