Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Unformatted text preview: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Definitions, Health Implications, and Coping Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/4/11 What is Posttraum S ss atic tre Disorde r(PTS )? D PTSD is condition that develops in response to an extremely threatening stressful event or situation 10/4/11 Traum e nts atic ve Traumatic events: ◦ ◦ Accidents ◦ natural disasters ◦ violent personal assaults Military combat Feelings of intense fear, helplessness, or horror. 10/4/11 S ptom ym s Re­experiencing the event through flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, nightmares Avoiding people, places or thoughts that bring back memories of the trauma Emotional Numbing Hyperarousal ◦ Insomnia, difficulty concentrating, 10/4/11 Physiological outcom s e Psychophysiological changes ◦ ◦ Hyper­arousal of the sympathetic nervous system Sleep disturbances 10/4/11 % of Sample with Heart Disease Mortality < 65 16 year Prospective Study Greater PTSD severity > risk 10/4/11 Coping and PTSD Alcohol Social Support ◦ Instrumental Support ◦ Emotional Support 10/4/11 Coping and PTSD Emotional Disclosure Distraction Acceptance 10/4/11 Stress Management: Cognitive Model Assumption: we are not perfect information processers Thoughts are not facts Situation/ Stressor Automati c Thought s Reactions/ Consequen ces ­emotional ­cognitive ­physiologic 10/4/11 Test 1 50 Multiple Choice Questions #2 Pencil Chapter 3, Chapter 5: Use as resource 10/4/11 ...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course DEPARTMENT 382 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Syracuse.

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