Presentation on theme: "EQ: What is (Anxiety) Post Traumatic Disorder ?. Bell Ringer Analyze song lyrics 1.How is Anxiety expressed in this song ? 2.What symptoms are being experienced."— Presentation transcript:
EQ: What is (Anxiety) Post Traumatic Disorder ?
Bell Ringer Analyze song lyrics 1.How is Anxiety expressed in this song ? 2.What symptoms are being experienced ? 3.Have you ever experienced something similar ?
What is an Anxiety Disorder...? Excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about every day life and events with no obvious reason why.
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) … ? PTSD is an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or living through a dangerous event. When in danger, it’s natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to prepare to defend against the danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a healthy reaction meant to protect a person from harm. But in PTSD, this reaction is changed or damaged. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they’re no longer in danger.
Facts PTSD occurs after traumatic events such as … Combat/Military exposure Child sexual/Physical abuse Terrorist attacks Sexual/Physical assault Serious accident (Car wreck) Natural Disaster Anniversary of date triggers symptoms 6,552 veterans commit suicide each day
Psychological and Physiological Effects After such events you feel scared, confused and angry Experience flashbacks, memories, nightmares and frightening thoughts about such event
Symptoms | Effects Alienating yourself to avoid stressful situation Panicking in social situations you can not escape Smiling or laughing so others will think you're alright Irritability, anger, panic Trouble falling asleep and staying asleep Suffering performance at work Suicidal thoughts Feeling like you're everything alone
What causes this … ? Social Cultural Surrounding/Environment determines mental state
Treatment Plan Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT) - Is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients to understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. SSRIs -(Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are a class of antidepressants prescribed for depression and anxiety disorders. Exposure Therapy - a type of behavior therapy in which the patient confronts a feared situation, object, thought, or memory
Exit Slip 1.What is your definition of (PTSD) ? 2.Name at least three causes of (PTSD).