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Post-traumatic stress dis

April 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in psychology, social sciences

Post-traumatic stress dis (PTSD ) is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event in which serious physical harm occurred or was threatened , causing intense fear , helplessness or horror (A ) If I were a psychiatrist treating this dis , I would combine psychotherapy with antidepressant drug therapy . The goal of PTSD treatment is to reduce the emotional and physical symptoms and to help the person better cope with the event that triggered the dis . Some effective psychotherapy techniques include

Cognitive-behavior therapy – learning to recognize and change [banner_entry_middle]

thought patterns that lead to troublesome emotions , feelings and behavior

Exposure therapy – re-living the traumatic experience , or being exposed to objects or situations that cause anxiety in a well-controlled and safe environment

Psychodynamic therapy – examining personal values and the emotional conflicts caused by the traumatic event

Group therapy – allowing the person to share thoughts , fears and feelings with other people who have experienced traumatic events

Family therapy – PTSD can have an affect on other family members (B ) In an April 2005 news release entitled , Evaluating Virtual Reality Therapy for Treating Acute Post Traumatic Stress Dis ‘ the Office of Naval Research stated that they planned to continue studying the effects of virtual reality treatment on acute PTSD for early intervention . They have already had success treating chronic PTSD with virtual reality treatment (C ) I feel that this article fits right in with the treatment option Exposure Therapy . The virtual reality combat situations the PTSD sufferer is exposed to mimics the traumatic experiences . This can be much more realistic than anything that can be brought about in a typical psychiatrist ‘s office (D ) There are still two questions I would like to have answered regarding PTSD . All of the aforementioned treatments are geared toward adults . What methods of treatment have been studied that could be effective with children ? Also , I would ask if there seems to be any DNA link to a propensity for PTSD , and does it seem to run in families (E ) If I were a patient with PTSD , I think the most difficult symptom to deal with would be the detachment and isolation from family and events that may trigger episodes of anxiety . When dealing with such a difficult dis , it is important to have the support of loved ones If they do not understand , however , they may feel abandoned and your isolation may lead to greater symptoms of PTSD in yourself and in them… [banner_entry_footer]

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