Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD, can be defined as a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms usually include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the particular event. Not everyone who goes through a traumatic event will develop PTSD. Although a victim of a traumatic event may have trouble coping and adapting after the incident, it’s not considered PTSD until those symptoms become disruptive to everyday life, and last for at least a month after the event. In some cases, the symptoms won’t even appear until months or years after the traumatic experience.
Psych 101 Brief Psychotic Disorder As the name suggests, brief psychotic disorder is a short-term illness with psychotic symptoms. The symptoms often come on suddenly, but last for less than one month, which the person usually recovers completely. There are three basic forms of brief psychotic disorder: •Brief psychotic disorder with obvious stressor (also called brief reactive psychosis): This type, also called brief reactive psychosis, occurs shortly after and often in response to a trauma or major stress, such as the death of a love one, an accident or assault, or a natural disaster. Most cases of brief psychotic disorder occur as a reaction to a very disturbing event. (disorders
When the symptoms of ASD last for more than one month, the disorder is then called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Internal occurrences such as pressure, uncontrollability, and frustration are also types of stressors. Researchers suggest that any major life change, such as moving, getting married, getting a new job, result in stress. Holmes and Rahe developed the Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS) to measure the amount of change and therefore, stress in a person’s life. Researchers have also found a sufficient correlation between scores on the SRRS and physical health.
Gregory Walker Psych 280 Kate Pickett 31st march 2011 Post-Traumatic stress disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that affects one person after an event occurs in their life, where an individual might have seen someone get injured or killed at some point and time. Post-traumatic stress can occur within 6 months of the tragic event and it can get better within three months, or in more severe cases can take years to be treated. PTSD can occur at any age and can be caused by anything from an auto accident, a fire or a flood, and most commonly war. PTSD causes the individual to constantly relive the event either through everyday life or possibly within one’s dreams. The person’s life tends to get effected by
Psychological Disorder: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder triggered by the exposure to a traumatic experience, such as an interpersonal event like sexual or physical assault, domestic abuse, prison stay, exposure to terrorism attacks, war, disaster or accidents (DSM-IV-TR, 2012). According to the DSM-IV-TR (2012), PTSD is characterized by re-experiencing the traumatic event accompanied by symptoms of increased arousal and by avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma, and the duration of the disturbance is more than one month. The cause of PTSD is unknown; factors such as genetic, psychological, physical, and social are involved (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2012).
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive illness that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. Which may causes a damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can live a normal life. Now here is a video that describes bipolar disorder in detail.
Psychotherapy is generally considered to be the most important component of treating patients with DID. Psychiatrists often try to help patients build relationships with others around them and try to help patients cope with experiences from the past. This treatment could take anywhere from months to years because the psychiatrist does not want to overwhelm the patient with extreme feelings of anxiety from remembering any horrific experiences from the past. Psychiatrists often try to integrate all the personalities and have them work together to overcome a fear or anxiety, but sometimes psychiatrists try to “kill” the personality so that the anxiety is gone
Their world will become a distortion of sounds, images, and thoughts difficult to comprehend and causes strange behavior or even shocking behaviors known as episodes (Webmd.com, 2009). Every individual that deals with this mental disorder is not alike. Some people who deal with this disease will encounter different experiences of the disorder. Some people will experience one episode during their lifetimes when you would have others that will have to deals with these episodes throughout their lifetime. There are some people that deals with this mental disorder can indeed go on with a normal lifestyle if they are getting proper treatment as well as the medication that are required of them to take to keep this mental disability under
PTSD Case Study Learning Team C PSYCH/515 May 10, 2012 Professor Barbara Steffens Abstract Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that will affect many people every year. So far, statistics have shown that 51% of women are experiencing PTSD symptoms while 60% of men are experiencing symptoms of this disorder. However, clinically, women are at a higher rate for developing the PTSD disorder; than men. This disorder is basically trauma that is still in experience from a situation of previous anxiety in one’s life that left a traumatic scar. PTSD disorder can develop within a child during childhood trauma and abuse, or can result from traumatic situations as an adult of an individual.
Some people recover within a few hours. Other people take a few weeks to recover. In rare cases concussions cause more serious problems. Repeated concussions or a severe concussion may require surgery or lead to long-lasting problems with movement, learning, or speaking. Because of