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  1. 1. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder By: Mary Patterson Section: Black
  2. 2. PTSD <ul><li>Post-Traumatic Stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that may develop after a person goes through a terrifying experience. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Causes <ul><li>Violent personal attacks </li></ul><ul><li>Natural or human-caused disasters (Rape, child abuse, car accidents, train wrecks, plane crashes, and floods or earthquakes.) </li></ul><ul><li>Military Combat (Torture, bombings, shootings) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Signs and Symptoms <ul><li>Frightening memories and flashbacks of the frightening experience </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep problems </li></ul><ul><li>Feelings of detachment and numbness (emotionally) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Diagnosis <ul><li>The symptoms of PTSD have to last at least a month to truly be considered the disorder. </li></ul><ul><li>PTSD can last from under 6 months, to becoming a chronic disease. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Treatment <ul><li>Talk therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Medication </li></ul>
  7. 7. Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/ncdocs/fact_shts/fs_children.html </li></ul><ul><li><http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-a-real-illness/complete-publication.shtml#pub1> </li></ul>

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