May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post a Day in May – MayΒ 11th – PTSD

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD

  • PTSD is recognized as a psychobiological mental disorder that can affect survivors not only of combat experience, but also terrorist attacks, natural disasters, serious accidents, assault or abuse, or even sudden and major emotional losses.
  • PTSD is associated with changes in brain function and structure and these changes provide clues to the origins, treatment, and prevention of PTSD.
  • Some cases may be delayed, with only subtle symptoms showing up initially and more severe symptoms emerging months after the traumatic event.
  • PTSD affects about 7.7 million American adults in a given year, though the disorder can develop at any age including childhood.
  • Symptoms include strong and unwanted memories of the event, bad dreams, emotional numbness, intense guilt or worry, angry outbursts, feeling β€œon edge,” and avoiding thoughts and situations that are reminders of the trauma.
  • An estimated 7.8 percent…

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