Lecture 3 stress

H 2002 anxiety and its disorders the nature and

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Unformatted text preview: ity Biological differences (IQ) may lower risk of may play a role in PTSD likelihood of developing PTSD •  Serotonin transporter gene •  Smaller hippocampal volumes •  Excessive cortisol damages brain cells Sociocultural Factors COMBAT TRAUMA • Unsupportive community • Justification for combat • Identification with combat unit • Quality of leadership • Morale building Nature/Degree of exposure from Barlow, D. H., 2002. Anxiety and its disorders: The nature and treatment of anxiety and panic (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press, © 2002 Guilford Press.) Prevention and Treatment of Stress Disorders Preparing people in advance Prevention...
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