Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CBT)

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder UHCL Post-traumatic Stress Disorder also referred to as PTSD is a condition from which nearly 10% of Americans suffer. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) involves an extreme anxiety disorder, which occurs when a person goes through a mental trauma of a death of loved one, or any emotional, physical or sexual abuse enduring psychological disturbance attributed to the experience of a major traumatic event (Mayo clinic, 2011). PTSD is a tragic event that affects one psychologically which can make one feel angry, confused or scared after a traumatic effect. PTSD affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans (, 2011). Studies show that approximately 70% of Americans will be…show more content…
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has been used in the management of PSTD for many years. The effectiveness of CBT for the treatment of Post-traumatic disorder follows various types of trauma, its potential to prevent PTSD, methods used in Cognitive behavior therapy, reflects on the mechanisms of action of CBT in PTSD (Clinical Psychology, 2010). Cognitive behavior therapy is a safe and effective intervention for both acute and chronic PTSD following a range of traumatic experiences in adults, children, and adolescents (Clinical Psychology, 2010). However, non response to CBT by Post-traumatic stress disorder can be as high as 50%, contributed to by various factors, including co-morbidity and the nature of the study population (Clinical Psychology, 2010). CBT has been validated and used across many cultures, and has been used successfully by community therapists following brief training in individual and group settings. CBT has been found to have a preventive role in some studies, but evidence for definitive recommendations is inadequate (Clinical Psychology, 2010). The effect of CBT has been mediated mostly by the change in maladaptive cognitive distortions associated with Post-traumatic stress disorder. The results suggest some optimism that CBT could be used effectively to reduce suicide behavior in PTSD…show more content…
The article explains what Post-traumatic stress disorder is, the symptoms, risk factors, causes, complications, test and diagnosis, treatments and prevention. Although, this article generally explains the depth of PSTD one might experience or not, but it lacks psychological and scientific support and reasoning in describing its research. The academic sources used earlier in this paper emphasizes on the same topic of Post-traumatic stress disorder but leads the information of the disorder by focusing in strength about the history and natural factors associated towards it. The second non academic source is by; ‘’ which also explains the PTSD detailed aspect by showing various factor involved in this disorder just like our first non academic research. Both researches are applicable and strongly convey the background information related to PTSD. On the other hand, academic sources are well credited by the scholars and provide clinical research by experimenting, using scientific research and proving data based on that. The academic research focused mainly on the findings of PTSD from experiments, surveys or etc. in describing the behavior outcomes of this disorder. The academic research helped understand Post-traumatic stress disorder psychologically and showed variation in behavioral

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