Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

Nadia Webb, Ph.D.

A tip card for clinicians, families, survivors and veterans describes the causes, signs, symptoms and effects of Blast Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is often seen in service members and veterans exposed to blast injuries but can also occur in civilians hurt in car crashes, natural disasters and other life threatening events.

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The effects of PTSD and Blast Injury on the brain are explained including symptoms of intrusion, numbing, avoidance, and hyperarousal. There is an overview of choices for treatment by professionals. Examples of adults and veterans show examples of strategies that may help such as witnessing, counseling, medications, focusing, and self-care. Helpful tips are given for individuals and family members on what helps and what to avoid when treating PTSD.
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Item PTSD
Pages 8
Year 2006

Authors

Nadia Webb, Ph.D.

Dr. Webb is a practicing neuropsychologist, college professor, and step-mom. In her private practice, she assesses and intervenes with neurologically impaired, learning disabled and gifted youth. In addition to teaching at a university, Dr. Webb has created in-service training programs, designed systems for coordinating care across agencies, and served on several state and national boards addressing the needs of children. Her work has received honors from the American Medical Association, the Department of Defense, and a personal citation by Governor Jane Hull of Arizona.

Contents

This tip card helps clinicians, individuals and families understand...

  • causes and symptoms of PTSD
  • effects of PTSD on the brain
  • treatment of PTSD

What is PTSD?

  • Crossing the line

The PTSD Cycle

  • Intrusion
  • Numbing
  • Avoidance
  • Hyperarousal

PTSD and the Brain

  • Can I have PTSD even if I don’t remember what happened?
  • Treatments

What Helps?

  • “Witnessing”
  • Counseling
  • Medications
  • Focusing on competencies and strengths
  • Caring for yourself after a trauma
  • What doesn’t help?

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What is PTSD?

PTSD is the diagnosis given to individuals with specific psychological symptoms following a traumatic event in their lives. The symptoms of PTSD include...

  • intrusive thoughts and memories of the traumatic event (flashbacks)
  • emotional numbness
  • avoiding reminders of the trauma
  • hypervigilance (overly alert) to possible dangers

The symptoms of PTSD may appear after a person is exposed to a traumatic situation where a person fears for their safety or the safety of someone they care about. The traumatic situation typically involves feeling…

  • frightened
  • horrified
  • helpless to prevent what is happening

The risk of PTSD increases when a person feels betrayed or deliberately victimized. Other factors that increase the risk are an environment that is unsupportive, blaming or stigmatizing. People with prior histories of abuse or mental health problems are at greater risk.

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