Stress Disorders-1

Stress Disorders-1 - Explanations of Stress Disorders 4....

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Stress Disorders 0. Symptoms 0. related to trauma experience 0. relive traumatic event 1. avoid activities related to event 2. 3. increase in anxiety, arousal, guilt 1. Causes 1. severe, life-threatening, or horrific events 4. combat, rape, natural disasters, catastrophes Types of Stress Disorders 2. Acute Stress disorder 2. symptoms are immediate 3. symptoms are short-lived 5. usually no more than 3 months 3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 4. symptoms may be delayed or immediate 5. continue long after event is over 6. sometimes last for years, especially w/o treatment
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Unformatted text preview: Explanations of Stress Disorders 4. Biological/Genetic Factors 6. related to Norepinephrine and cortisol 7. related to arousal (sympathetic NS) 7. genetic predisposition 5. Early childhood trauma and stressors 8. may leave person vulnerable to additional trauma 6. Personality 9. anxious individuals may be more vulnerable 7. Lack of social support Treatments for Stress Disorders 8. Support Groups 10. rap groups 11. therapy groups 9. Community Service/Intervention 12. Disaster Response Network (DRN) 8. immediate social support, treatment, services...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Catone during the Spring '07 term at CSU Fullerton.

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