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WHO IS AT RISK FOR PTSD? 

Soldiers, prisoners of war, veterans or victims of war or combat


Survivors of rape, domestic violence, physical assault such as a mugging or any other random act of violence


Survivors of unexpected events such as car wrecks, fires or terrorist attacks


Anyone who has responded to traumatic events such as firefighters, police or rescue workers


Anyone who has been victimized


Anyone who has seen a violent act


Survivors of natural disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes


Anyone who has been sexually or physically abused


Anyone diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or those who have had surgery


Anyone who has experienced grief such as the unexpected loss of a loved one

                               TREATMENTS
Lifestyle: Relaxation techniques, Psychoeducation, Stress management


Procedures: Desensitization


Therapies: Counseling, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, Trauma group therapy, Nightmare therapy, Animal-Assisted therapy, Crisis intervention, Systematic desensitization, Psychotherapy, Behavior therapy, Exposure and response prevention, Family therapy, Biofeedback, Anger management, Cognitive therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy


                                                            ​SYMPTOMS 

Mood: loss of interest, emotional distress, hopelessness, anger, inability to feel pleasure, guilt, nervousness, general discontent, or loneliness


Behavioral: self-harm, social isolation, irritability, aggression, agitation, self-destructive behavior

Psychological: hallucination, severe anxiety, panic attack

Sleep: nightmares, insomnia, sleep deprivation

Cognitive: thoughts of suicide

Also common: emotional detachment, headache, or lack of emotional response


 

Post 

Traumatic

Stress

Disorder

PTSD is....

    A mental illness triggered by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event.