Anxiety and pos1 - Either of the following must be present...

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Anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. ICD-10 defines PTSD as: 1. The patient must have been exposed to a stressful event or stimulus (either on a short or long term basis) 2. There must be persistent remembering of “reliving” of the stressor in intrusive “flashbacks”, vivid memories or recurring dreams, or in experiencing distress when exposed to circumstances resembling those of the event 3. The patient must exhibit an actual or preferred avoidance of circumstances resembling or associated with the stressor which was not present before exposure to the stressor 4.
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Unformatted text preview: Either of the following must be present: 1. Inability to recall, either partially or completely, some important aspects of the period of expose to the stimulus 2. Persistent symptoms of increased psychological sensitivity and arousal (not present before exposure to the stressor)shown by any two of the following 2.1. Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep 2.2. Irritability or bursts of anger 2.3. Difficulty concentrating 2.4. Hypervigilance 2.5. Exaggerated response Epidemiology Epidemiology of GAD, Agoraphobia and PTSD GAD Agoraphobia PTSD Age of Onset Childhood – Late Adulthood Mid to late 20’s Any time in Life Gender Difference F:M 3:1 3:1 2:1 Prevalence 2-6% 2-5% 5%...
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