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This mental health illness depicts people who have gone through a shocking, tragic or scary event. PTSD is a mental health condition triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. 

Four Types of PDSD

People develop four types of PTSD: changes in physical and emotional reaction, changes in thinking, intrusive memories, and avoidance. Intrusive memories include having dreams or nightmares about a traumatic event, unwanted flashbacks, and intrusive images. Avoidance is a common post-traumatic stress disorder when people avoid thoughts, situations, feelings, and memories. 

Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 

  • Risky Behaviors
  • Casting Blame 
  • Trouble Feeling Positive Emotion
  • Inflated Startle Response
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Nightmares
  • Dodging reminders of the event that led to PTSD
  • Lost Memory
  • Negative thoughts about oneself and the world around them
  • Self Isolation
  • Feeling distant
  • Anger 
  • Irritability 
  • Hypervigilance 
  • Insomnia
  • Trouble concentrating 
  • Flashbacks
  • Avoid people, places, and things that remind you or are associated with the event. 
  • Excessive Sweating

Call a doctor and set up an appointment if you or a loved one is struggling with a personality disorder. Some doctors suggest going to an inpatient rehab facility. Once there, a physician will evaluate you to see what course of treatment would be the most beneficial for your body and mind. Family and friends are often allowed to visit some of these facilities. People with PTSD often have accompanying mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. 

Treatment options for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Cognitive Therapy is talk therapy that can help distinguish triggers and develop healthy coping mechanisms. 
  • Exposure Therapy is when an individual is put back in the traumatic situation that led to the disorder. Some physicians have a virtual reality simulation to replicate the incident that led to post-traumatic stress disorder. 
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing are relatively new tools for PTSD. Still, doctors have had a lot of success with it. It has five stages: desensitization, installation, body scan, closure, and re-evaluation. This Therapy encourages the patient to focus on trauma while experiencing stimulation (typically eye movements).

 

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