Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD

What Is ptsd? This is a mental disorder that runs outside, very strong disturbing development, in contrast to many other psychiatric disorders. ptsd – a condition where you can not stop the painful memories of experienced helplessness and horror that occurred in situations involving serious injury, death or threat of physical integrity. Many people have the experience of traumatic events: transport accidents, domestic violence, sexual violence, natural disasters, acts of terrorism About 1 in 10 people exposed to traumatic events may have ptsd. In view of the media in a situation may involve people which are not directly involved in the tragic events, but strongly react to it. ptsd can be both men and women and children. What influences the development of ptsd? Researchers have identified three factors that combine to increases the vulnerability for developing ptsd.

-The more traumatic event, the closer a person is to him, and the longer its effects – the higher the risk of injury. – The history of man prior to the event – the presence of psychiatric disorders before trauma, family history, etc. – Post-traumatic factors – the availability of social support, the emergence of avoidance, numbness, or permanent injury experiences. Although terrorism can cause ptsd, but most people will manage and will remember this event, of course, but continue to live beyond their normal life. Who makes the diagnosis of ptsd? Physician or psychiatrist psychotherapist. Primary care physicians (internists) do not have this training and may only suggest the presence of mental disorders, but does not define what it is.

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