Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychological disorder that has trouble many different people throughout the world. Post-traumatic stress disorder also known as PTSD, is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after you've seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. About 24.5 Americans have had PTSD at any given time. PTSD can happen at any age to anybody. Many things can be the causing factors in giving someone PTSD. Events such as war, assault, rape, terrorism, abuse, and assault. PTSD can be caused from things such as a terrible car accident. Many people were affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks so therefore many people could have gotten PTSD either because they had lost someone or seen the horror. Nobody knows why, but some traumatic events cause PTSD for some but not for others. There are many symptoms of Post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms are broken into three main categories, reliving or flashbacks, avoiding, and arousal. PTSD can cause flashbacks, nightmares, and hallucinations. These may give the person that has PTSD high anxiety and uncomfortable reactions to situations that remind them of the event. PTSD also causes symptoms of emotional numbing, making people feel like they don’t care about anything, giving them that depressed feeling. A feeling of being alone or detached, and show less moods. People with PTSD feel like they cant get away from the traumatic…
Axis I: 309.81 post traumatic stress disorder
Axis II: V71.09 no diagnosis
Axis III: ICD-10-CM- 530.81 (K21.9) - Gastro esophageal reflux disease.
Axis IV: problems with primary support group- disruption of family by separation Kyle has been deported twice.
Problems with primary support group- death or loss of a friend and adjustment to life-cycle transition.
Other psychosocial and environmental problems- exposure to war.
Axis V: GAF= 51
1. PTSD: Exposure to war resulting in…
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Posttraumatic stress disorder is a common and disabling disorder that develops as a consequence of traumatic events and is characterized by distressing re-experiencing portions of the trauma, avoidance of reminders, emotional numbing and hyper-arousal. In spite of the deleterious impact of PTSD within the U.S. military, our current understanding of the human pathophysiology governing the divergent paths associated with extreme…
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
American Military University
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that effects not just war torn military veterans, but can affect anyone at any age that experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. The diagnosis for this disorder is becoming easier to recognize and the prognosis for recovery from PTSD is simple on paper, yet proving to be a tough task due to the toll that it can take…
Hypnosis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
July 7, 2013
Do you or someone you know suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? There are many, including myself who battles daily with this horrific anxiety disorder. Post –Traumatic Stress Disorder hits home and I have had daily battles with this disorder for many years. In February 1993, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and never thought the unimaginable would happen. When Brittani was six months old she…
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a disorder that can occur after an even that would be considered traumatic to a person. A violent experience for example death or injury though war can lead to this disorder. People who have this disorder can be stressed even though they are not in the situation anymore. Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD for short is currently a growing concern these days. We have troops serving for our country, when they come back from war there…
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that is triggered by a traumatic event. One can develop PTSD from experiencing or witnessing something traumatic, which causes intense fear, horror or helplessness. Symptoms of PTSD are re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoidance, reduced responsiveness, and increased arousal, anxiety or guilt as a result of the event that last longer than a month (APA, 2000). I will examine PTSD from a biological, developmental and motivational…
Respond to the following
Stress can be the root cause of psychological disorders, Name four symptoms shared by acute and posttraumatic stress disorders.
1. Re-experiencing the traumatic event: Nightmare’s or re-experiencing events that had occurred that were not pleasant such as reoccurring thoughts, memories, and dreams. A few relive the events through flashbacks. ( Clark 2005)
2. Avoidance: People that usually avoid activities that remind them of the traumatic events and will try to avoid…
PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a serious anxiety disorder that people usually get after experiencing a traumatic event. These events are often referred to as triggers. There are many events that can cause PTSD. The most common events are battle at war, sexual abuse or assault, traumatic accidents, and the loss of a loved one, usually a child or spouse. There are many symptoms of PTSD which make it hard to diagnose. These symptoms include, but are not limited to, anxiety…
Assignment: Mental Illness Paper
March 20, 2014
Working on a military installation I encounter soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. We hear stories of what PTSD is and how it affect people and we see it reenacted time after time on television programs like Lifetime's Army Wives. it was not until my boyfriend returned from deployment to Afghanistan. When he came home he spoke of how he saw things that he would never want his kids to experience…