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What is PTSD? Presentation Card

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  • Discusses how posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops.
  • Provides the symptoms of the disorder.
  • Lists the risk and resilience factors that affect the development of PTSD.
  • Notes the different treatment options for PTSD.
  • Addresses recovering from the disorder.

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    It's estimated that about half of veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) do not seek treatment. With this presentation card, groups can learn more about this disorder, how it develops, and the importance of treatment.

    It begins by noting that PTSD may develop after an individual has experienced or witnessed a life-threatening or emotionally intense event. Events like these frequently cause stress-related reactions in many individuals, and these reactions usually decrease with time. It's when these reactions don't diminish or get worse that may point to the development of PTSD.

    The symptoms of PTSD include:

    • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating.
    • Constantly feeling that the trauma is going to reoccur.
    • Feeling disconnected from reality.
    • Withdrawing from friends or family.
    • Loss of interest in life.
    • Flashbacks of vivid nightmares of the event.
    • Frequent and disturbing memories of the event.

    There are factors which can increase and decrease the chances that a person will develop PTSD. Risk factors include:

    • Having a mental illness or a family history of mental illness.
    • Lacking social support after the trauma.
    • Experiencing trauma early in life.
    • Going through lengthy or repeated trauma.

    Resilience factors include:

    • Avoiding drugs and alcohol.
    • Engaging in exercise and altruistic efforts.
    • Getting support from mental health professionals.
    • Developing a coping strategy,.

    Early treatment is essential in preventing PTSD from causing other problems. Frequently, treatment includes antidepressant medications as well as therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps individuals correct any irrational cognitive patterns that arise when presented with memories of the trauma. Exposure therapy provides a safe environment where individuals learn to face and confront their fears. With Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), therapy and guided eye movements help to reduce anxiety that arises when talking about the trauma. And family therapy addresses any communication or relationship problems that have developed since the diagnosis of PTSD.

    While recovering from PTSD takes time, it is possible with dedication and persistence. The card concludes with the message Get Help Early to be Happy and Healthy.

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