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What are the symptoms of PTSD

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER WHAT IS PTSD? 8% of Americans suffer from PTSD at some point in their lives 5.2 million adults suffer from PTSD every year throughout the world Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops in a person following exposure to a violent traumatic event 20-30% is the estimated 70% of the people who are victims of a traumatic event develop PTSD lifetime occurrence of PTSD in combat veterans WHAT IS A TRAUMATIC EVENT? WAR AND PTSD About 30% of Vietnam War veterans experience PTSD WAR PHYSICAL ASSAULT About 20% of Iraq War veterans experience PTSD NATURAL DISASTER CHILD ABUSE About 12% of Afghanistan War veterans experience PTSD ACCIDENT SEXUAL ASSAULT SYMPTOMS OF PTSD HOW IS PTSD TREATED? Cognitive behavioral therapy - This therapy involves carefully and gradually exposing the patients to thoughts that remind them of the trauma and then helping them overcome it. DEPRESSION FLASHBACKS GUILT HALLUCINATIONS Family therapy - Since PTSD affects the family of patients too, this therapy helps in mending relationship of patients with their families and helps them communicate with their families. ANGER INSOMNIA Medication - Antidepressants such as Zoloft and Prozac are the most common medicines given to patients to relieve symptoms of PTSD such as depression and anxiety. MEMORY LOSS DRUG USE

What are the symptoms of PTSD

shared by dominicreigns on Dec 26
There are various symptoms of PTSD and they vary from individual to individual. The most common symptoms are flashbacks, insomnia, depression, anger, guilt, hallucinations and drug use.



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