Intrusive memories can include flashbacks, or reliving the traumatic event for minutes or even days at a time as well as upsetting dreams about the traumatic event. Symptoms of avoidance and emotional numbing involve trying to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event, feeling emotionally numb, avoiding activities you once enjoyed, hopelessness about the future, memory problems, trouble concentrating, and difficulty maintaining close relationships. Often, a person with PTSD will change their entire outlook on life after a traumatic event. The symptoms of their PTSD will cause them to reevaluate their life, and often cause them to make irrational decisions based on fear of such an event occurring
Physical symptoms of GAD include a fast or pounding heart, headaches and inability to relax. Pyschological symptoms include excessive worry, feeling on edge, difficulty concentrating and sleep disturbances. After GAD has been present for a while a person may have inability making decisions that would normally be easy and may continually seek reassurance about everyday matters. * Panic Disorder A panic attack is where a person
Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID, is a severe mental disorder that cause the patient to experience severe dissociation from the environment and others around them. Dissociation is kind of like daydreaming, which most of us have experienced. People with DID experience a “lack of connection in a person’s thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity”, according to WebMD, a reputable site that provides health information (Costello). Many doctors and psychiatrists believe that DID starts because of a traumatic experience and victims of this disorder dissociate themselves from certain situations to alleviate pain and anxiety that the situation may cause. Although many doctors believe this, there is no proven cause of Dissociative
Symptoms and problems of PTSD PTSD is a popular anxiety disorder. This is where people who encounter a very traumatic experience, does not recover. The disorder is triggered after traumatic events such as violent personal assaults such as mugging or rape, or to family, natural disasters such as earthquakes, accidents such as car crashes, human disasters such as 9/11 and after military combat such as the soldiers who fought in WWII. According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders – 4th Edition (DSM-IV) (American Psychiatric Association, 1994), there are three broad clusters of symptoms that are important in making a diagnosis of PTSD. First, the traumatized individual must re-experience the event in various intrusive and distressing ways, such as nightmares.
The problem with Vasovagal Syncope is that falls and other types of injuries can occur during an episode. The person could need to see a doctor if they are occuring frequently enough, to rule out a heart problem. The symptoms of V.S. are also very dependent on the person. The most common things that happen right before a person faints are lightheadedness, tunnel vison and fuzzy thoughts/visual disturbances.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is when a person goes through a series of very life altering experiences or events that could not have been controlled by that person themselves. (pg. 109. Huffman, 2012) A couple of examples would be like some veterans who come back home from a war, someone witnessing a murder, someone enduring emotional, physical or sexual abuse for a long period of time or someone’s life being threatened by another person. In any case, there is nothing positive or good about this; some symptoms of this disorder are recurring nightmares, flashbacks, blackouts, an unexplainable fear of something just by the sight of it, extreme anxiety, mood swings, agitation, feeling angry about things
When a patient has a thought disorder, this usually means he or she has difficulty organizing thoughts. Either he thinks dysfunctional or has unusual ways of thinking. For example, a patient may not leave his house in fear his world is out to get him.
Fear: The Battle Within Everyone in this world, from a six-year-old child to an eighty-year-old man, has something to fear. A child might fear being in the ocean or the dark; an old man, on the other hand, might fear losing mental capabilities or even life. Feeling terror is very natural for all humans and animals during any crisis, walking in the dark, hearing a strange noise, and anything which might make someone feel threatened. For example, the bombing of Pearl Harbor was a very life-changing event that occurred in history which quickly escalated and lead many civilians to experience fear. Along with its numerous effects such as trembling muscles, increased heart rate, dry mouth, and various other effects.
Bipolar I Disorder and the Diathesis-Stress Model Abnormal Psychology December 5, 2011 Professor James Morley People experience a wide range of emotions throughout ones life; it is simply a part of human nature. Feelings of depression, elevated levels of anxiety, and reckless behavior, are in fact, normal in brief stints, as it would be considerably unhealthy to stifle such emotions. However, in some instances “such moods swings become so prolonged and extreme that the person’s life is seriously disrupted” (Alloy, Manos, Riskind, 2005, p. 246). This is when a disorder becomes categorized as an illness, rather than simply the stresses of everyday life. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that involves both manic and depressive episodes.
This medication is known to cause an increased risk to death in patients, memory loss, confusion, loss of reality, increased risk in suicidal thoughts, new or worse depression, new or worse anxiety, agitation or restlessness, panic attacks, increased aggressiveness, angry or violent behavior, an extreme increase in activity and talking, cause the patient to experience strokes that can lead to death, lower white blood cell count, difficulty swallowing, and lastly this medication can cause a serious effect called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS): this is a rare condition that can happen in patients who take antipsychotic medications especially LATUDA, this medication can and will cause death when these symptoms are experienced high fever, excessive sweating, rigid muscles, confusions, and changes in heartbeat and blood