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  • Major Factor For Arleen's Development Of Ptsd
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    Patient Analysis Arleen has been a police officer for ten years. Currently she is on paid medical leave for three months and has three weeks left before she is due back at work. Arleen's parents have been divorced for sixteen years. She still keeps in touch with her mother, and talks to her on a regular basis. Her father is an alcoholic with a history of physical and mental abuse towards his children. Arleen has two brothers, one that she keeps in contact with and one that she does not. She stat...
  • Traumatic Stress Disorder
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    Table of Contents Introduction... 3 Risk Factors... 3 Pathophysiology... 4 Clinical manifestation... 5 Diagnostic criteria... 5 Laboratory and Diagnostic test... 6 Evaluation & Treatment... 6 Prognosis... 6 Summary... 7 There are hundreds of different kinds of psychiatric disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed. (DSM-IV). One of them is called Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Based on the research, post-traumatic disorder usually occurs followi...
  • Fda For Use By Ptsd Clients
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    Psychological Analysis 1) What are your initial observations of the patient? Include name, age, marital status, profession, behavior, etc. My client's name is Arleen Mc Coy. Arleen is a thirty eight year old female. She has been married for 15 years and has two sons ages five and twelve. Arleen is a police officer and has been so for ten years. She is currently on paid medical leave and has three weeks left before she is due back at work. Arleen's parents have been divorced for sixteen years and...
  • Veteran Ptsd Etiology
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    NU 832.90 Feb 8, 2000 PTSD / ADULTSEpidemiologyAt least 50% of all adults and children are exposed to a psychologically traumatic event (such as a life-threatening assault or accident, human made or natural disaster, or war). As many as 67% of trauma survivors experience lasting psychosocial impairment, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); panic, phobic, or generalized anxiety disorders; depression; or substance abuse. (Van der Kol k, et al, 1994) Symptoms of PTSD include persistent ...
  • Symptoms Of Ptsd
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    Anyone can develop anxiety from experience and then from this they illness they form is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) -once called shell shock. It affects hundreds of thousands of people who have survived earthquakes, airplane crashes, terrorist bombings, inner-city violence, domestic abuse, rape, war, genocide, and other disasters, both natural and human made. PTSD has been called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome. It has often been misunderstood or misdiagnosed, even though the di...
  • Ptsd Like Disorder
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    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a very serious and debilitating condition that occurs after a person has been exposed to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical danger happened or was threatened. The kinds of traumatic events triggering PTSD in people include violent personal assaults (rape, mugging), natural disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes), man-made disasters (bombings), accidents or military combat. People who suffer from PTSD often reli...
  • Symptoms Of Ptsd
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    To explain further, the first criteria is that the person was at one time exposed to a traumatic event involving actual or threatened death or injury, where the response was marked by intense fear, horror or helplessness (Pfefferbaum, The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, 92 (4), April, 1999). Firefighters, police officers, and rescue missions were subjected to situations of severe stress during and after the attacks. Many emergency response workers (police, nurses, and medics) ...
  • Psychiatrists Help People With Ptsd
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    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or (PTSD) is defined as being caused by exposure to violent events such as rape, domestic violence, child abuse, war, accidents, natural disasters and political torture. PTSD has effected thousands of people and it affects children, adults, men and women. It was thought to be a disorder of war veterans who had been involved in combat, but research studied reveals that PTSD can result in many types of trauma especially those being life-threatening. It's been called ...
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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    After experiencing a traumatic event, the mind has been known to horde away the details and memories and then send them back at unexpected times and places, sometimes after years have passed. It does so in a haunting way that makes the recall just as disturbing as the original event. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the name for the acquired mental condition that follows a psychologically distressing event "outside the range of usual human experience" (Bernstein, et al). There are five diagnost...
  • Symptoms Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also commonly known as PTSD, is a disabling mental state that is linked with experiencing first hand life-altering and physically threatening events that include, but are not limited to, military wars and combat, natural disasters and other human-caused traumas such as attacks, muggings or rapes. People involved in such major events as the terrorist attacks on America on September 11th, the Oklahoma City bombing and hurricanes Andrew and Hugo are easy targets for ...

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