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  • 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 (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/