PTSD: facts vs. myths

An event is considered traumatic if the person experienced, witnessed, or was confronted with an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others. The person’s response must have also involved intense fear, helplessness, or horror (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). When you are faced with a life-threatening situation, your self-protection system kicks in automatically. This system works extremely well to keep you safe in such situations and, typically, shuts off of its own accord when you’re safe again. PTSD develops when you continue to feel unsafe long after the trauma and the protection system keeps you behaving as if you’re in danger.The major symptoms of PTSD include anxiety, depression, distressing dreams, flashbacks, avoidance of people or situations that remind you of the traumatic experience, trouble remembering parts of the experience, negative self-image, inappropriate blame of self and others, decreased participation in activities in which you used to participate, feeling detached or estranged from people in your life, unable to experience positive emotions, such as happiness and love, hypervigilance, having trouble concentrating etc. In this video I explain what post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is, clear up the most common misconceptions about PTSD and discuss the most effective evidenced-based treatments like EMDR, exposure and cognitive behavioural therapy.
👇 Video content:
00:00 Intro
01:07 PTSD symptoms
05:00 PTSD myths
08:37 Will I get better? (evidenced-based treatments)
11:28 Summary

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