PTSD belong to "Trauma and stressors Related Disorders" and is when a person is a witness or experience a traumatic event such as death, seriously injury, or actual or threatened sexual violence
What is it?
Avoidance-Isolation-Lack of Trust
Suicidal ideation or suicidal thoughts
Loss of concentration -Hiper vigilance
Symptoms and Characteristics
Possible Causes of the Disorder
Lost of a relative
Exposure to a traumatic event
Response to trauma is unique to each person; what is traumatic to one person may not be to another
Kids older than 6 years old
Recurrent distressing dreams in which the content and affect of the dream are related to the traumatic events
Average Ages of Onset
Acute Stress Disorder
in acute stress disorder is restricted to a duration of 3 days to 1 month following exposure to the traumatic event.
also diagnosed when the symptom pattern of PTSD occurs in response to a stressor that does PTSD spouse leaving, being fired
Not necessarily be attributed to PTSD. The diagnosis requires that trauma exposure precede the onset or exacerbation of pertinent symptoms
Prolonged Exposure Therapy
-If you've been avoiding things that remind you of the traumatic event, PE will help you confront them.
-Improve your symptoms
-Learn skills to deal with it
-Restore your self-steam
Cognitive Processing Therapy
-At first, you'll talk about the traumatic event with your therapist and how your thoughts related to it have affected your life. Then you'll write in detail about what happened. This process helps you examine how you think about your trauma and figure out new ways to live with it.