What is PTSD?
A person with PTSD has a psychiatric illness that results in severe anxiety and emotional distress. PTSD is caused by the extreme mental or physical stress that can occur after a person experiences a life-threatening event. About 1 out of 12 adult Americans suffers from PTSD at sometime in their lives.
What are the symptoms of PTSD?
Symptoms of PTSD may include anxiety, irritability, anger, suspicion, fear, rage, insomnia, and flashbacks. A flashback is a vivid memory or nightmare that is filled with frightening thoughts. Additional symptoms may include loss of memory, poor concentration, social isolation, difficulty with personal relationships, and decreased interest in normal activities.
How does the doctor treat PTSD?
Treatment for PTSD may include relaxation techniques, group therapy, mental health counseling, antidepressant medications, and beta-blocker medications.
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