. NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health is exploring genes, the brain and medications as well as looking at the factors that determine whether someone with PTSD will respond well to one type of intervention or another. Understanding these variables will help to improve each person's needs. or even prevent the disorder before it causes harm.
So just what are the symptoms that you may see? Well, we have heard of Flashbacks, bad dreams and frightening thoughts, and also guilt, depression, loss of interest in activities, feeling numb, staying away from places or events that bring reminders of the event and also being tense, having difficulty sleeping, and being easily startled. It is natural to have some of these symptoms if you have experienced a dangerous event but if this last more than a few weeks or it may show up weeks or months after the event then maybe it is PTSD. A qualified heathcare professional is the route you need to go if you are questioning PTSD for yourself or loved one. Interestingly, there are millions in America that are affected by PTSD.
Not everyone develops PTSD and the course of the illness varies. It may be appropriate to seek out help from a psychologist or psychiatrist. The most common treatment is Talk Therapy otherwise known as Psychotherapy. Many types of intervention target what symptoms the patient is exhibiting and it is important to explore what is best for your own treatment.
As always I would also suggest exercise and relaxation techniques as well as diet and tips on how to get better sleep. PTSD is not a sign of weakness nor something to be ashamed of. Please do not suffer in silence but seek help, to make it a better day for you and your loved ones!
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