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What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Understanding The Symptoms of PTSD

What is PTSD? What are its Symptoms? Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental condition that leads to severe anxiety, depression, uncontrollable thoughts, flashbacks, and nightmares. A huge misunderstanding about PTSD is that it’s only seen in military personnel and veterans, but the facts tell otherwise. Studies have shown that about… Read More »

Avoidance and PTSD

Avoidance and PTSD SUBSCRIBE: What links PTSD and Avoidance together? Avoiding reminders of trauma and triggers is part of the PTSD diagnosis. But is there more to it? There haven’t been a lot of studies on avoidance and PTSD. There does seem to be a bit of a link. And it just makes sense that… Read More »

Do Trigger Warnings Really Help?

Trigger warnings are a relatively new (and divisive) concept, but do they really help? Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus G, Sam Lutfi, D.A. Noe, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D.… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

This video discusses the differences between Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Both disorders require a qualifying stressor (trauma) according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). This traumatic event must be directly experienced, witnessed, occur to a close friend or family member, or involve repeated exposure to aversive details of a… Read More »

PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Barbara Rothbaum, PhD, an expert in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), describes its symptoms and the various treatments currently available. PTSD commonly affects war Veterans, but may also affect those who’ve experienced other traumatic events such as accidents, natural or man-made disasters, and abuse. Rothbaum, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and… Read More »