Coming Home

       AN EXPLORATION OF
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
         AND RECOVERY

                  Chaplain Sco...
What is PTSD?
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 Acute stress reaction
   A psychological condition arising in res...
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  1. 1. Coming Home AN EXPLORATION OF POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND RECOVERY Chaplain Scott Mcchrystal, Chief of Chaplain Services Durham VA Medical Center
  2. 2. What is PTSD? 2  Acute stress reaction  A psychological condition arising in response to a terrifying event.  Combat and Operational Stress (COS)  Every participant in a war zone will manifest some symptoms of COS (Hyper-alertness, anxiety, frustration, anger, confusion, intolerance of ―stupid behavior‖, sleep disruption etc.) but this does not indicate that the person has PTSD.  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  A specific psychiatric disorder in which a cluster of symptoms occurs beyond one month after someone experiences a traumatic event.

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