Post Traumatic Stress Disor

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Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder

These days I live in new world where my dreams and future will lead me to my new life. Although there are some experiences that give me flashbacks from the past. The past is forever even though tomorrow’s a new day, there are still things in my brain that remain on replay therefore I stay awake. It is important to educate yourself about P.T.S.D in order to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Understanding the definition, symptoms treatment and resources surrounding P.T.S.D will help create a society of educated individuals who are less likely to judge others. Since mental illness cannot be seen by the naked eye, it is imperative to educate ourselves. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Today, there are good treatments available for PTSD. When you have PTSD, dealing with the past can be hard. Instead of telling others how you feel, you may keep your feelings bottled up. But talking with a therapist can help you get better. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one type of counseling. Research shows it is the most effective type of counseling for PTSD. There is a similar kind of therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR that is used for PTSD. Also, medications have been shown to be effective. A type of drug known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor SSRI which is also used for depression, is effective for PTSD. In cognitive therapy, your therapist helps you understand and change how you think about your trauma and its aftermath. You will learn to identify thoughts about the world and yourself that are making you feel afraid or upset. Cognitive Processing Therapy…show more content…
Post-traumatic stress disorder affects more than just the mind, according to a new study led by scientists in San Diego. Researchers combed through dozens of studies on PTSD and found common themes. Whether they acquired PTSD from war, natural disaster, sexual trauma or some other event, patients tended to develop age-related diseases such as cancer, type two diabetes and heart disease at a younger age. Senior author Dilip Jeste, a UC San Diego psychiatry professor, said in many cases just one traumatic event was linked with lifelong physical harm. A majority of studies on mortality showed they also tended to die earlier. Signs of accelerated aging could even be found on a cellular level. Existing data can't determine whether PTSD causes premature aging, only that the two problems tend to coexist in patients, Jeste said. Previous research has connected other psychological conditions, like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, with premature
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