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PTSD . By: Jesus Gutierrez. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder classifies as an anxiety disorder caused by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event the was threatening or injuring . What is PTSD. 70% of Americans have suffered through a traumatic event. 20% develop PTSD.

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PTSD

By: Jesus Gutierrez

what is ptsd

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder classifies as an anxiety disorder caused by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event the was threatening or injuring

What is PTSD
statistics

70% of Americans have suffered through a traumatic event.

  • 20% develop PTSD.
  • Women are more likely to be diagnosed than Men.
  • Veterans have a 10-30% chance of developing PTSD
Statistics
ptsd and your brain

PTSD affects

    • Prefrontal lobe (controls speech)
    • Amygdala (controls emotional regulation)
      • Enlargers in PTSD patients
    • Hippocampus (responsible for short-term memory)
    • Prefrontal cortex (regulates fear responses)

amygdala

PTSD and your Brain
ptsd history

PTSD was added by American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 1980.

  • PTSD bas been called “soldiers heart” (Civil War), “shell shock” (WWI), and “Battle Fatigue” (WWII).
  • Was not considered a disorder until after the Vietnam War
PTSD History
basic ptsd information

PTSD does not affect everybody that takes part in a traumatic event.

  • PTSD has been called “soldiers heart”(Civil War), “Shell shock”(WWI), and “Battle Fatigue”(WWII)
  • Raised public awareness after Vietnam War
Basic PTSD information
signs and symptoms

PTSD has three main categories

  • Reliving
  • Avoidance
  • Arousal
  • PTSD symptoms are present for more 30 days.
Signs and Symptoms
reliving

Flashbacks

  • Repeated disturbing memories
  • Repeated nightmares
Reliving
avoidance

Emotional "numbing," or feeling as though you don't care about anything

  • Become a loner
  • Lack of interest in normal activities
  • feeling like you have no future
  • Being unable to remember trauma completely
Avoidance
arousal

Difficulty concentrating

  • Startled easily
  • Paranoia
  • Outburst of anger
  • Trouble sleeping
Arousal
treatmen t

PTSD has no specific treatment

  • “Desensitization”
  • Is a method used to reduce symptoms
  • Support groups areanother method that would allow for one to share similar feelings.
Treatment
signs and test

You experienced or witnessed an event that involved death or serious injury, or the threat of death or serious injury

  • Your response to the event involved intense fear, horror or a sense of helplessness
  • You feel as if you're constantly on guard or alert for signs of danger, which may make it difficult to sleep or concentrate
  • Your symptoms last longer than one month
  • The symptoms cause significant distress in your life or interfere with your ability to go about your normal daily tasks
Signs and Test
complications

Alcohol abuse

  • Drug abuse
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
Complications
prognosi s

Prognosis depends on how early PTSD is diagnosed

  • Early diagnosis , quick treatment, and staying social are all essential for a positive outcome
Prognosis
work cited

http://www.psychiatric-disorders.com/articles/ptsd/causes-and-history/histor y-of-ptsd.php

  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001923/
  • http://healmyptsd.com/education/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-statistics
Work Cited