Certified Course In Child Psychiatry, MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder occurs to a person who had faced a dangerous situation but had eventually found a way out by using his/her cognition.
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A traumatic experience is usually of an overwhelming kind and it leaves a person cognitively numb. In other words, when a person confronts a situation that is too intense to register or comprehend, the individual loses his/her ability to think, that is, getting out of the situation and amassing help for himself/herself becomes an impossible task. Often, the victim feels that he/she is scarred for life even after the danger has passed.
Trauma faced during the childhood can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder in the later years.
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If trauma faced during the childhood goes untreated, chances of bearing the sense of hopelessness into one s adult life increase. A child usually lacks the ability to address an issue that is irking him/her persistently. Therefore, parents should be extra careful about a child who has already gone through an unpleasant incident and should make sure that he/she undergoes special treatment till he/she regains normalcy.
Which one of the following is a definite symptom of trauma?
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Human beings are usually gregarious in nature. Therefore, a person who is more inclined to stay aloof from people or crowd could be deemed as a possible victim of trauma. Withdrawal syndrome is a symptom of acute depression and a helping hand should be immediately extended to those who are suffering from it.
Which one of the following medications is used to heal trauma?
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Medications do not eliminate the tribulations of a person suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but they definitely reduce the intensity of stress and anxiety among patients. This particular medicine is known to act upon the excitatory acids in the brain and brings down their activity to an almost normal level, thereby making the patient less anxious and tense.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be treated with therapy.
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It takes time to help a person get back to normal life who has faced trauma. But it is always a healthy option. With time a person does recover. Some of the therapies that are performed on such patients include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Exposure Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy among others. The therapy depends upon the nature and intensity of the trauma and proper counseling is definitely the light at the end of the tunnel.