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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

"Fight or flight” mode is a natural instinct for humans; however, in individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder, better known as PTSD, that instinct has been damaged or altered. Even in the absence of real danger, people with PTSD can experience fear and dread. PTSD affects about 7.7...

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Ongoing research continues to link PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) with genetics, and recent studies published in the last five years supports this. With all the continued research into this disease, is it possible that PTSD can be cured in our lifetime? Doctors are hesitant to answer, but hope seems to be emerging for long-time sufferers.
Traumatic experiences cause the individual to feel intense fear, horror, or helplessness. The survivor is unable to get the event out of his or her mind. PTSD can affect many aspects of a person’s life, particularly day-to-day functioning, quality of life, and relationships.
The main treatments for people with PTSD are medications, psychotherapy (“talk” therapy), or both. Everyone is different, and PTSD affects people differently so a treatment that works for one person may not work for another. It is important for anyone with PTSD to be treated by a mental health...
When in danger, it’s natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to prepare to defend against the danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a healthy reaction meant to protect a person from harm. But in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this...