Stress Managment Quiz 6 pg 24

Stress Managment Quiz 6 pg 24 - Part of the therapy might...

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PTSD after having been raped or sexually abused; hit or harmed by someone in their family; a victim of a violent crime; in an airplane or car crash; in a hurricane, tornado, or fire; in a war, or in an event in which they thought they would be killed or after having seen any of these events. Those experiencing PTSD often have nightmares or scary thoughts about the terrible experience. They also may stay away from anything that reminds them of their frightening experience. People suffering from PTSD also may feel angry and unable to care about or trust other people, and may feel upset when something happens without warning. ACTIVITY: DEBRIEFING TRAUMA As with obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder can be successfully treated, but it, too, requires the guidance of a mental health professional. Psychologists and psychiatrists can provide therapy that helps to place the threat of a reoccurrence of the situation more realistically.
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Unformatted text preview: Part of the therapy might involve safely, and in small steps, encountering the situation. Systemic desensitization, described during the discussion of panic disorder, can be one vehicle to accomplish this task. Medications also can be prescribed to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder. If you think you have post-traumatic stress disorder, consult with your family physician for a recommendation of a therapist, or friends or family members who may know an effective therapist. You also may be able to obtain a recommendation of a therapist from your instructor or a mental health spet at your campus health center. To begin to understand your post-traumatic stress disorder, answer the following questions: 1. What was the worst part of the experience? 2. How likely is it that this event will reoccur? 3. How can you decrease the likelihood that this event will reoccur? 82 gre06755_ch06.qxd 4/8/05 4:01 PM Page 82...
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course CLP 4183 taught by Professor Nancyschwartz during the Fall '11 term at UNF.

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