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Understanding Signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Causes of PTSD Experience of an atypical and significant traumatic event (most would have very negative & disturbed responses), accompanied by intense fear, helplessness, or horror.

Target symptoms of PTSD, are:

Intrusive Symptoms (can’t think clearly, can’t process, nightmares, feeling numbed out (Sexually, this might express in promiscuity or “frigid”)
Dissociation/Depersonalization (flashbacks, out-of-body feelings)
Hyper-Arousal (triggers anger or hurt in response to what would be considered insignificant events to others)
Transient Psychosis
Depression
Treatments for PTSD should include the following:
Direct therapeutic exposure to the trauma (e.g. systematic desensitization or flooding) or even focused group discussion, followed by cognitive reframing.

Guest: Dr. Nadine Vaughan who is an Independent Filmmaking: Script writing, Producing, Directing, and Casting. In additions she specializes inForensic Profiling & Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress

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