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.
– 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!
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.
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