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patience with post-traumatic stress disorder is family therapy. Along with group and family therapy there is also medication that is given to help to deal with the disorder along with the anxiety and depression. Since 2002 there has been no known drug or medication that is the magic medication that prevents or deals with all of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. If one does not want to just do medication or group therapy, there are other options to try and help them with this issue. These things include but are not limited to; religion counseling, yoga, martial arts, and art therapy. Religion helps because on average most of the individuals affected by post traumatic stress disorder feel that their spiritual lives have been affected. Pastors have been well educated on how to deal with patience with PTSD and are well equip to help them. Yoga or other physical exercise is recommended because it gets physical tension out of the - 5 -
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body. Martial art comes in very handy to individuals that suffer because of rape or some other physical harm done to them or someone else. This is because it helps to teach defense and safety. At the end of the course a dummy mugging is set up and the individual feels confident after defending themselves and knowing what to do. Similar, art therapy gives the individual the feeling to be able to outlet their feelings. This helps them to “vent” and build self-confidence along with feeling safe. There are many ways to control and handle Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to be able to live a full happy life . Interestingly not all of the individuals that are diagnosed with post- traumatic stress disorder have been actually traumatized. This is because a small part of the brain has been affected by extreme stressors. Through this we can learn a lot about post-traumatic stress disorder, the part of the brain that is affected by the stressors is also a key part that helps the individual learn and have good memory. Along with being “traumatized” individuals can be physically affected by post-traumatic stress disorder. They may have headaches, dizziness, and chest pain, weaken immune system, and discomfort in other various body parts. There is also a chance that other medical problems can be caused by the co-effect of post-traumatic stress disorder. - 6 -
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  • Fall '10
  • Hampton
  • Psychological trauma, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex post-traumatic stress disorder

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