PTSD is a mental health disorder that can occur after a person has experienced or been exposed to a traumatic event such as war, assault, an accident or major disaster. A person can have direct or indirect involvement with a traumatic event. The symptoms can persist long after the event is over. After the event, adjustment to daily living can become difficult.
Common symptoms of PTSD are experienced by:
1)RELIVING the trauma event > flashbacks, nightmares, increase distress with the unfamiliar, physical reactions to things and noises
2) AVOIDING triggers and reminders > activities, places, confusing similar with same and feelings of detachment, stressors
3) INCREASE in emotional disturbances>s anxiety, depression, anger, resentment, irritation, agitation, hopelessness, helplessness, jumpy, difficult attending to or concentrating, sham, blame, mistrust, guilt, and alienation.
The good news is that there is help for PTSD! The mental health community understands more about
PTSD and the brain and there are new, very effective therapies. The most effective therapies are ones that deal with trauma and the brain directly, addressing the way the brain and mind view, store and encode information and how the brain uses this information for our safety.
Rapid Resolution® and Rapid Trauma Resolution® are highly effective and gentle techniques that address and dissolve the multiple stressors that PTSD sufferers experience.
For a comprehensive symptom list and helpful resource go to www.ptsd.va.gov
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