PTSD Part One – What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?



This week I will be focusing my attention on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In this first blog about the illness I will introducing the illness and explaining the signs and symptoms. Please join me for further discussions on PTSD in later videos where I will be talking about the brain, living with PTSD and treatments for PTSD.

Video Chapters
– Statistics on PTSD – 1:37
– What is PTSD? – 3:12
– What is a ‘traumatic’ event – 6:37
– Signs and Symptoms – 10:00

I just wanted to say a quick note here. I mentioned that women are more likely to get PTSD than men and I don’t have the answer – if you know then please put a note in the comments section. I also want to say sorry for saying that women have a more emotional brain which makes them more likely to be diagnosed with PTSD – I want to stress that this is one persons point of view not mine.

Thanks for watching!
Take care
TLBP x

As with all my videos, I’m trying to explain everything as clearly as possible and provide examples from my life to help you understand. I might not get everything exact every time, but I wanted to give it a go, and I hope it will be of benefit to you. This Vlog is therefore from my perspective, but I do appreciate that not everyone will have had the same experience as myself – we are all different after all. I have also tried, where applicable, to reference everything correctly, but we are all human and make mistakes – please stick with me.

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REFERENCES:
The Brain Book, Rita Carter, published by Dorling Kingsley, 2014
Rethink Mental Illness – rethink.org
Help My PTSD – Helpmyptsd.com

Useful numbers and information:
Mental health line UK – 0300 5000 101
Sane line UK – 0845 767 8000
Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90
Mind information line (Info and advice) – 0845 767 8000
Mind website – mind.org.uk
Time to Change – time-to-change.org.uk
Rethink mental illness – rethink.org

Music – ‘Martin’ by Matt Bobs

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