How do women who have ptsd compare to men who have

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How do women who have PTSD compare to men who have been diagnosed with PTSD? Women who are pregnant that have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have issues that could include emotional issues, memory problems, reproduction problems, and poor health; along with their babies may have a much greater chance of having Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at a later time in their life. Also, if they have been sexually abused at a younger age they may have severe PTSD and borderline personality disorders. Teens and young adult that have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have a lot of social problems such as effects pertaining to social and learning abilities. Most individuals that are affected by PTSD have more problems holding jobs, problems with marriage, and parenting problems. Teens and women aren’t the only people that can get Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: although teens make up a large portion of the individuals that are diagnosed with PTSD. A national survey was done between 1990 and 1992 called “Comorbidity Survey” this survey was completed by Kessler, Ronald C . ; this survey estimated that 60.7% of men and 51.2% of women experienced at least one traumatic event in their life. About 10.4% of the women and about half of that, 5% of the men that experienced at least one traumatic event were diagnosed with PTSD. During this survey, 10% of men and 6% of women said that they have experienced at least four traumatic events in their life. In this survey the most frequent traumatic events that were reported are; witnessing someone being badly hurt or killed, involvement in a fire, flood, earthquake, severe hurricane, or other natural disaster, involvement in a life- threatening accident (workplace explosion or transportation accident), and military combat. - 3 -
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The cause of post-traumatic stress disorder is pretty much any life threatening, physically harming, causing great fear, or mentally compromising. To be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder you need to have a record of being in traumatic events. Although one may have PTSD after just one major event. Also, one’s genes may have a role in causing post-traumatic stress disorder because it can cause a chemical imbalance in the brain, causing abnormal stress levels leading to PTSD. Post-traumatic stress disorder has been connected to people that have abnormal levels of certain key hormones that doesn’t allow them to properly deal with stress.
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  • Spring '10
  • Hampton
  • Psychological trauma, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex post-traumatic stress disorder

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