post traumatic stress disorder treatment or ptsd treatment.
Post traumatic stress disorder is a mental disorder that is triggered after a person is exposed to traumatic events , either by experiencing it or witnessing it.
Examples of Traumatic events
7. other threats on a person
People with ptsd have a heightened sense of danger , causing them to feel stressed or fearful , even in safe situations. Most people who have experienced a traumatic event will not develop ptsd. Post traumatic stress disorder is more likely to occur in people who experience assault based trauma , such as rape and child abuse , as compared to people who experience non assault based experiences , such as accidents and national disaster. About half of people who have had a rape experience develop the condition.
It is thought to affect between seven to eight percent of the population , with women being more effective than men. A person with ptsd is at a higher risk for suicide and intentional self harm.
The condition can disrupt your
- whole life
- your job ,
- your relationships ,
- your health and
- enjoyment of everyday activities.
causes Posttraumatic stress disorder treatment
Doctors are not sure why some people get ptsd , but just like most mental health problems , the condition is caused by a mix of. Stressful experience , including the severity and the amount of trauma a person has experienced. Inherited mental health risks such as anxiety and depression. The way the brain functions , particularly the way it regulates the chemicals and hormones the body releases in response to strength.
The following risk factors may increase the chance of experiencing symptoms.
- Having a job that increases your risk of getting exposed to traumatic events , such as military personnel.
- Having problems with substance abuse , such as drug use or excessive drinking.
- Having blood relatives with mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
- Lacking a good support from family or friends.
- Experiencing intense or long term trauma.
symptoms Posttraumatic stress disorder treatment
Ptsd symptoms are generally grouped into four types ,
Symptoms of avoidance are refusing to discuss the event
avoiding things such as places
activities or people that remind you of the traumatic event.
- intrusive memories
Symptoms of intrusive memories are nightmares or upsetting dreams about the event , fearful thoughts , flashbacks at a sensation that the event is happening. Emotional distress or physical reactions to something that reminds you of the event.
- negative changes in thinking
Symptoms of negativity in thinking and mood , the feeling of guilt and blame hopelessness about the future here. Negative thoughts about yourself , other people or the world , difficulty maintaining close relationships. Lack of interest in activities once enjoyed , difficulty concentrating on. Feeling detached and estranged from others , especially friends and family.
Memory problems such as the inability to remember some aspects of the event.
- changes in physical and emotional reactions.
Symptoms of changes in physical and emotional reactions , sleep disturbances. Physical effects such as sweating , shaking , headaches , dizziness , aches and pains and chest pain. Being easily startled or frightened , always being on guard for danger , irritability , angry outbursts or being aggressive.
Diagnosis and treatment.
The doctor will carry out a physical exam to look for signs of medication or an underlying medical condition that may be causing your problem. The doctor will use a psychological evaluation that includes a discussion of your signs and symptoms and the event or events that led to them.
Treatment options of ptsd
- psychotherapy and counselling ,
- combination of both.
methods Posttraumatic stress disorder treatment
- cognitive therapy ,
- exposure therapy.
- eye movement
- desensitization reprocessing
Medications for Posttraumatic stress disorder treatment
- anti depressants ,
- anti anxiety medications