PTSD Full Form | Full Form of PTSD
PTSD Full Form - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- It's a mental condition that develops in people that have experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event such as:
- Natural Disasters
- Car or plane crash
- Terrorist attack
- Sudden death of a beloved
- Sexual assault
- The treatment of PTSD involves medications and psychotherapy (talk therapy) or both.
- The diagnosis of PTSD is confirmed after an individual continuously experiences symptoms for a minimum of one month after the traumatic event.
- The key symptoms that indicate this disorder are often divided into four categories, they are,
- Re-experiencing the traumatic event
- Avoidance and numbing
- Negative thought and mood changes
Re-experiencing the traumatic event
- Flashbacks and nightmare of the event.
- Upsetting memories of the event.
- Getting upset when reminded of the trauma.
- Intense physical responses to reminders of the event like rapid breathing, nausea, sweating.
Avoidance and Numbing
- Avoiding activities, places and people that remind the trauma.
- Losing interest in work, or other general activities.
- Feeling detached from family, friends and being emotionally numb.
- Difficult sleeping.
- Easily get irritated and angered.
- Hypervigilance (continuously on "red alert").
- Feeling anxious and obtain easily upset.
- Difficulty remembering things.
- Depression and hopelessness.
Negative thought and Mood Changes
- Loss of interest in recreational activities.
- Distorted feelings of guilt, blame etc.
- Negative thoughts about oneself or the world.
- Feeling alone or alienated.