Could you imagine    feeling…
ANGRY
SCARED
TRAUMATIZED
DEPRESSED
Along with…
RAPID HEARTBEAT
NIGHTMARES
Difficulty Breathing
All of these symptoms and feelings…
But what causes such a horrible disease?
A traumatic or terrifying event
TERRORISM
chronicPTSD
The   who watched…
LIVE
But wait, there’s more…
Natural Disasters
Over 260,000 people are estimated to develop…
CHRONIC PTSD
As a result of Hurricane        Katrina….
In Louisiana…ALONE
Additionally, over 40% of first        responders…
Develop PTSD
So what can we do…
STEP 1
DIAGNOSIS
STEP 2
TREATMENT
BUT… wait…
Studies prove…
The quicker PTSD is diagnosed        and treated…
CHRONIC PTSD
Think about it…
IF THIS…
OR THIS…
Was you!
You would want your care to be…
So remember this simple equation…
Available mental health facilities/services+Prompt diagnosis and treatment
Decreased risk of developing    CHRONIC PTSD
Works Cited• Smith, Melinda, and Jeanne Segal. "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD)." Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (P...
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  1. 1. Could you imagine feeling…
  2. 2. ANGRY
  3. 3. SCARED
  4. 4. TRAUMATIZED
  5. 5. DEPRESSED
  6. 6. Along with…
  7. 7. RAPID HEARTBEAT
  8. 8. NIGHTMARES
  9. 9. Difficulty Breathing
  10. 10. All of these symptoms and feelings…
  11. 11. But what causes such a horrible disease?
  12. 12. A traumatic or terrifying event
  13. 13. TERRORISM
  14. 14. chronicPTSD
  15. 15. The who watched…
  16. 16. LIVE
  17. 17. But wait, there’s more…
  18. 18. Natural Disasters
  19. 19. Over 260,000 people are estimated to develop…
  20. 20. CHRONIC PTSD
  21. 21. As a result of Hurricane Katrina….
  22. 22. In Louisiana…ALONE
  23. 23. Additionally, over 40% of first responders…
  24. 24. Develop PTSD
  25. 25. So what can we do…
  26. 26. STEP 1
  27. 27. DIAGNOSIS
  28. 28. STEP 2
  29. 29. TREATMENT
  30. 30. BUT… wait…
  31. 31. Studies prove…
  32. 32. The quicker PTSD is diagnosed and treated…
  33. 33. CHRONIC PTSD
  34. 34. Think about it…
  35. 35. IF THIS…
  36. 36. OR THIS…
  37. 37. Was you!
  38. 38. You would want your care to be…
  39. 39. So remember this simple equation…
  40. 40. Available mental health facilities/services+Prompt diagnosis and treatment
  41. 41. Decreased risk of developing CHRONIC PTSD
  42. 42. Works Cited• Smith, Melinda, and Jeanne Segal. "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)." Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Symptoms, Treatment and Self-Help. Help Guide Organization, Oct. 2011. Web. 01 May 2012. <http://www.helpguide.org/mental/post_traumatic_stress_disorder_sym ptoms_treatment.htm>.• Perrin, Megan A., et al. "Differences in PTSD Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors among World Trade Center Disaster Rescue and Recovery Workers." The American Journal of Psychiatry 164.9 (2007): 1385-94. ProQuest Central; ProQuest Health Management. 1 May 2012 .• Dalton, Richard, Scheeringa, Michael S,M.D., M.P.H., and Charles H. Zeanah M.D. "Did the Prevalence of PTSD Following Hurricane Katrina Match a Rapid Needs Assessment Prediction? A Template for Future Public Planning After Large-Scale Disasters." Psychiatric Annals 38.2 (2008): 134- 41. ProQuest Central; ProQuest Health Management. 1 May 2012• Glazer, S. (2002, February 8). Treating anxiety. CQ Researcher, 12, 97-120. Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/
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