Presentation on theme: "PTSD is a mental condition that effects you after a traumatic, or scary experience. It is an anxiety disease that effects you mentally, socially, and."— Presentation transcript:
PTSD is a mental condition that effects you after a traumatic, or scary experience. It is an anxiety disease that effects you mentally, socially, and sometimes even physically. PTSD is also known as shell-shock and battle fatigue. Picture from http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/05/27/us-usa-military- disorder-idUSN2736842620080527
PTSD has many causes, some more disturbing than others. These causes include: Graphic instances of violence, as in war. Sexual abuse. Kidnapping. Natural disasters. Sudden death of a loved one. Childhood neglect. Assault. Car or plane crashes. Causes from http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/post- traumatic-stress-disorder Causes of PTSD
The symptoms of PTSD include: Reliving: people go back into there memories and relive their traumatic experience. Avoiding: people end up avoiding others so they can be in solitude. Increased arousal: people have more intense emotions. Symptoms from http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/post- traumatic-stress-disorder Symptoms of PTSD
Performing complete medical history and psych evaluation. Picture from http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2010/feb/02/neural- interactions-point-to-post-traumatic-stress-disorder How is it Diagnosed?
Prevention of PTSD completely depends on the patient. People can get support. You can talk to someone. Seek out a mental professional. Turn to your faith. Prevention from http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/post- traumatic-stress-disorder Prevention
Treatments are as follows: Go to a medical professional (I would consider corporate landing medical office). Go to a psychotherapy office. Picture from integral-options.blogspot.com/2009/12/ptsd-shadow-of- millennial-decade-part-i.html Treatment Options
70% of adults have experienced some traumatic experience in their lives. 20% of these people go on to develop PTSD. 8% of Americans develop PTSD at any given time. 50% of mental patients have PTSD. Statistics from http://healmyptsd.com/education/post-traumatic-stress- disorder-statistics PTSD Statistics