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PTSD and Substance Abuse

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PTSD AND  SUBSTANCE  ABUSE
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WHAT IS PTSD? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Occurs after a distressing or catastrophic event PTSD was only classified as a psychiatric  disorder for the first time in 1980 Has gone in and out of awareness as                      a field of study
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DEVELOPING PTSD Common Examples of Causes Include: involvement in war accidents  (such as a vehicular accident) assaults  (including physical or sexual assault, mugging or robbery,  or family violence) witnessing a significant event  (mass traumatic events, such as terrorist attacks, mass  shootings, or severe weather events). A person is more likely to develop post-traumatic  stress if their response to an event involves  intense fear, helplessness, or horror.
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SYMPTOMS OF PTSD Reexperiencing the trauma Recurrent dreams Flashbacks Intrusive memories Unrest in situations that bring back memories of the original  trauma Avoidance Behavior Persistent avoidance of stimuli associated with the event Emotional numbing Persistent symptoms of increased arousal Constant watchfulness Irritability Jumpiness Outbursts of rage Insomnia
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John's Story  a film written and directed by  Michael Enright, adapted from Larry Winters'  novel, "The Making and Un-Making of a Marine :  One Man's Struggle for Forgiveness” Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=ofuLWhLwWsI  Children Affected by Hurricane  Katrina
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT Abusive Relationship Rape Survivor “It”
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PERCENTAGE OF AMERICAN  ADULTS WITH ANXIETY DISORDERS  IN ANY ONE YEAR Type of Mental  Disorder Adults Specific Phobia 8.7% Social Phobia 6.8% Post-Traumatic  Stress Disorder 3.5% Generalized Anxiety  Disorder 3.1% Panic Disorder 2.7% Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder 1.0% Agoraphobia (without  panic) 0.8% Any Anxiety Disorder 18.1%
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