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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and what its Symptoms

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and what its Symptoms

There is a condition which affects many people in their everyday lives and it has been caused by being exposed to danger in some form. Being harmed or being in a position where bodily harm is likely or being in a position where someone can see the probability of harm to another person can cause [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Symptoms of PTSD

Symptoms of PTSD

An individual who has experienced a traumatic event may be diagnosed with PTSD after no less than a month has passed. There are a number of signs, symptoms and causes. Posttraumatic stress disorder will only be diagnosed if the patient is experiencing symptoms of PTSD more than a month after a traumatic event. They also [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is fraught with ambiguity because of the difficulty of describing and measuring the symptoms of the condition. Many psychoanalysts, psychiatrists and psychologists all have differing views of just what BPD is and how it manifests itself. The reason or reasons for it are equally vague and open to discussion. [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse

One out of four women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime. Since the 1970s, the general public has been exposed to information and education regarding the prevalence of sexual violence against women and children, the lasting effects of sexual trauma, and the development of rape crisis programs. In the 1980s, the United States saw [...]

September 26, 2011 More
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that follows exposure to a traumatic event. Research shows that 10.4% of women and 5.0% of men develop Posttraumatic stress disorderĀ at some point in their lives. The precise reason for the twice greater prevalence of Posttraumatic stress disorderĀ in women is not known, though a combination of biological [...]

September 23, 2011 More
Postpartum Disorders

Postpartum Disorders

Any psychiatric illness may occur during the postpartum period. However, the most common disorders having an onset, recurrence, or exacerbation in the postpartum period include mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Difficulty with adjustment and problems in the mother-infant relationship may also occur after childbirth. Women who experienced a psychiatric disorder prior to or during the [...]

September 23, 2011 More
Bereavement

Bereavement

The death of a loved one, especially a child, spouse, or someone of similar closeness, is one of the most significant and traumatic events a person is likely to experience. Despite this, the majority of people handle the loss with minimum morbidity. For a small minority, the loss may lead to increased doctor visits for [...]

August 1, 2011 More
Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

The term Anxiety Disorders refers to a category of psychiatric illnesses that are generally more chronic than substance use or affective (mood) disorders. It is estimated that 25% of the population have had some type of anxiety disorder in their lifetime. The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) classifies [...]

July 28, 2011 More