Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is considered a mental type of disorder that people may acquire after witnessing or going through a traumatic event and it is different from any internally generated condition like depression. The events can be either natural disasters or accidents. Depending on how severe or serious the disaster is, the stress could develop. The actual cause of this disorder is medically explained through the creation of a hormone called cortisol which triggers the fear or uneasiness. The typical symptoms associated with PTSD, are flashbacks.
HOW IS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of PTSD requires exposure to an event that involved or held the threat of death, violence or serious injury. Your exposure can happen in one or more of these ways:
• You experienced the traumatic event
• You witnessed, in person, the traumatic event
• You learned someone close to you experienced or was threatened by the traumatic event
• You are repeatedly exposed to graphic details of traumatic events (for example, if you are a first responder to the scene of traumatic events)
HOW IS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER TREATED?
The treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder involves cognitive behavioral therapy, talk therapy to encourage the patient to remember the event and medication such as antidepressants and anti anxiety drugs.
DID YOU KNOW?
Along with this, such patients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder need a lot of love and care from family members. Often, they tend to be suicidal and lose the will to live.