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PTSD: the Aftershocks of Trauma

  • Broadcast in Psychology
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder characterized by by the inability to recover from witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. Examples include accidents, natural disasters, loss of loved one from death or end of relationships,sexual violence, domestic violence, violence in the conduct of a crime, and war.

An estimated 7.8 percent of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives, with women (10.4%) twice as likely as men (5%) to develop PTSD. About 3.6 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 to 54 (5.2 million people) have PTSD during the course of a given year. (We consider these numbers low. Veterans alone could account for these numbers.)

A traumatic event is an incident that causes physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological harm. The person experiencing the distressing event may feel threatened, anxious, or frightened as a result. In some cases, they may not know how to respond, or may be in denial about the effect such an event has had. The person will need support and time to recover from the traumatic event and regain emotional and mental stability. 

Today, we will dicuss signs and symptoms of PTSD, effects on relationships, mental health, and opportunities for help and healingl. Join us!

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