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PTSD/ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

– usually characterized according to onset, as either acute or delayed.
– Develops to a patient usually after a significant traumatic event.

Assessment:

  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Intense distress
  • Intense physical reactions
  • Avoiding activities, places
  • Loss of interest in activities and life in general
  • Feeling detached everyone

 

Treatment:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy.
  • Medications: (Antidepressants)

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