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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder occurs when a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events, such as sexual assault, warfare, serious injury, or threats of imminent death.  The diagnosis may be given when a group of symptoms, such as disturbing recurring flashbacks, avoidance or numbing of memories of the event, and hyperarousal, continue for more than a month after the occurrence of a traumatic event. Most people having experienced a traumatizing event will not develop PTSD.  People who experience assault-based trauma are more likely to develop PTSD, as opposed to people who experience non-assault based trauma such as witnessing trauma, accidents, and fire events. Children are less likely to experience PTSD after trauma than adults, especially if they are under ten years of age. War veterans are commonly at risk for PTSD.  Tonite, we will discuss the issue from a veterans view point.  We will be joined by the CEO of the ARS BELLUM FOUNDATION. Bridget Cronin.  She will discuss how the foundation is helping many veterans and their families.  

This show is sponsored by studentsforabetterfuture.comhttp://www.studentsforabetterfuture.com

hosts Doreen Finkle and Reuben Torres

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