Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Analysis

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I first learned that PTSD has three different categories. Those who are around people with this disorder can notice a great deal of different variations with the categories. The first category of post-traumatic stress disorder is intrusive re-experiencing. This is revealed by the victims feeling like the event is happening again also called a flashback. They may receive pictures or even hallucinations of the event reoccurring. The person may loose touch with reality and completely relive the situation acting the same as when the event originally occurred. The next obvious category is avoidance. People with this try to avoid anything that would remind them of the event. They will try to steer clear of people, places, and anything…show more content…
I learned that one of the best therapies for PTSD victims is known as EMDR. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing was discovered by psychologist Francine Shapiro by accident. She would make a wiping movement, like a windshield wiper, with a pen and make the victim follow it with their eyes. "Traumatic feelings and pictures from earlier life experiences become locked in the nervous system in their original disturbing form," she says. "Perhaps EMDR unlocks them because the eye movements in EMDR are similar to eye movements that happen during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is when the brain processes disturbing memories. In a waking state, EMDR may stimulate reprocessing of traumatic memories and their associated thoughts and feelings by opening up a network of traumatic memories to input from the conscious mind...."(Post Traumatic,…show more content…
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