NEETPG-Topic -PTSD -Psychiatry



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Follow significant traumatic events to self or others
Symptoms Include
Intrusion Symptoms – Flashbacks & Nightmares
Avoidance – Avoids all stimuli which reminds of the trauma
Arousal Symptoms – Hypervigilance , Startle response, insomnia, poor concentration
Other – Emotional numbing, emotional detachment, anhedonia
Symptoms 1 month then PTSD , if 1 Month then ACUTE STRESS SYNDROME
IF symptoms occur after 6 months then delayed PTSD
Involved Hippocampus and amygdala Management:
SSRIs
Cognitive behavioral therapy, Psychodynamic therapy and EMDR
EMDR Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing

Source: Youtube