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What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat. The cause is autoimmune and that is why it comes in waves.
ďI was raped at age of 25 years. I spoke about the rape as though it was something that happened to someone else. I was very aware that it had happened to me, but there was just no feeling.Ē
ďThen I started having flashbacks. They kind of came over me like a splash of water. I would be terrified. Suddenly I was reliving the rape. Every instant was startling. I wasnít aware of anything around me, I was in a bubble, just kind of floating. And it was scary. Having a flashback can wring you out.Ē
ďThe rape happened the week before Thanksgiving, and I canít believe the anxiety and fear I feel every year around the anniversary date. Itís as though Iíve seen a werewolf. I canít relax, canít sleep, donít want to be with anyone. I wonder whether Iíll ever be free of this terrible problem.Ē
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm. The person who develops PTSD may have been the one who was harmed, the harm may have happened to a loved one, or the person may have witnessed a harmful event that happened to loved ones or strangers.
PTSD was first brought to public attention in relation to war veterans, but it can result from a variety of traumatic incidents, such as mugging, rape, torture, being kidnapped or held captive, child abuse, car accidents, train wrecks, plane crashes, bombings, or natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes.
People with PTSD may startle easily, become emotionally numb (especially in relation to people with whom they used to be close), lose interest in things they used to enjoy, have trouble feeling affectionate, be irritable, become more aggressive, or even become violent. They avoid situations that remind them of the original incident, and anniversaries of the incident are often very difficult. PTSD symptoms seem to be worse if the event that triggered them was deliberately initiated by another person, as in a mugging or a kidnapping. Most people with PTSD repeatedly relive the trauma in their thoughts during the day and in nightmares when they sleep. These are called flashbacks. Flashbacks may consist of images, sounds, smells, or feelings, and are often triggered by ordinary occurrences, such as a door slamming or a car backfiring on the street. A person having a flashback may lose touch with reality and believe that the traumatic incident is happening all over again.
Not every traumatized person develops full-blown or even minor PTSD. Symptoms usually begin within 3 months of the incident but occasionally emerge years afterward. They must last more than a month to be considered PTSD. The course of the illness varies. Some people recover within 6 months, while others have symptoms that last much longer. In some people, the condition becomes chronic.
PTSD affects about 7.7 million American adults,1but it can occur at any age, including childhood.7 Women are more likely to develop PTSD than men,8 and there is some evidence that susceptibility to the disorder may run in families.9 PTSD is often accompanied by depression, substance abuse, or one or more of the other anxiety disorders.4
Certain kinds of medication and certain kinds of psychotherapy usually treat the symptoms of PTSD very effectively
Signs & Symptoms Depression Link
People with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to. They may experience sleep problems, feel detached or numb, or be easily startled.
PTSD is a inflammatory disorder . The early studies showed that in PTSD THE inflammatory markers were elevated. Thus we think that antidepressant medications are not helping this inflammation
Effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder are available, and research is yielding new, improved therapies that can help most people with PTSD and other anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives. These treatments are provided in the Flame within in our autoimmune disorders book.
Its seen that the psychiatric and antidepressant medications are usually of some benefit, the best quickest treatment is from CES. The cranio electric stimulator is very effective, an ordinar tens unit can be used as a cheap CES. all you have to do is apply the electrodes to your forehead or both the ear lobes. These units are highly effective on men. The application of micro current will get rid of PTSD symptoms in 15 minutes.
example of a executive who had been under life long pressure form his father had PTSD, his sister suffered from these symptoms and she committed suicide. A unit was sold to him and he has fully recovered and called us to inform that had this unit been available earlier his sister may still be alive.
After reading this no need to consider suicide help is available. For 5 years we have been doing stress relief world wide and joining families together see Spiritual illness