Coping With PTSD Symptoms and Treatment

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The macabre incident of the recent Orlando shootout is definitely going to scare the collective psyche of the people for a long time to come. While some manage to cope with a little bit of unease, there are others who are deeply moved by such incidents and may need help to come out of them.

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Coping with PTSD Symptoms and Treatment The macabre incident of the recent Orlando shootout is definitely going to scare the collective psyche of the people for a long time to come. While some manage to cope with a little bit of unease there are others who are deeply moved by such incidents and may need help to come out of them. There were 320 people inside the Pulse nightclub of which 49 lost their lives and another 53 were seriously injured. But the fate of the 200-odd survivors could not be ascertained right away or deemed as lucky. Certainly a handful of them would go on to experience a mental condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD. Most of the survivors might also encounter a fresh set of challenges and PTSD is one of them. They would often be overpowered by guilt and anger and a reminiscence of the incident would send shivers down the spine. Various studies show that 10-36 percent survivors of traumatic incidents tend to suffer from PTSD. And how they react to a traumatic situation like the recent Orlando incident depends on a myriad of factors including genetics personal history social environment and most importantly the gravity of the incident. It is not only shootouts of this magnitude which can cause PTSD but also a host of other negative incidents can trigger the onset of PTSD. They could be:  war  car or plane crashes  terrorist attacks  sudden death of a loved one  rape  sexual or physical abuse  kidnapping  natural disasters

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 physical assault  childhood neglect Identifying symptoms of PTSD PTSD symptoms may occur within hours or days after an incident and vary from person to person. At times it may take years after an incident to develop symptoms. Primarily there are three types of symptoms of PTSD. 1. Reliving the traumatic event: Under such circumstances a person tends to experience upsetting memories nightmares flashbacks and feelings of distress or intense physical discomfort like sweating pounding heart and nausea especially when reminded of the incident. 2. Avoiding situations that remind the trauma: A person afflicted with PTSD may tend to avoid situations activities places or thoughts that remind him or her of the trauma. They may feel detached from others become emotionally numb and lose interest in activities and life in general. They become so distraught that all they can envisage is a bleak future for themselves. 3. Increased anxiety and emotional upheaval: Sufferers have trouble sleeping get irritable experience angst have difficulty in concentrating feel on the edge and at times become hypervigilant. There are also certain other feelings that accompany PTSD which include guilt shame mistrust and betrayal depression or hopelessness and suicidal thoughts etc. Substance abuse is also a fallout of PTSD in an individual. Early intervention is key to recovery Apart from taking professional help from therapists one can also opt for self-help techniques. Family members friends and relatives can also help them in fighting the symptoms. As a self-help measure the foremost step one should initiate is to get moving. Meditation techniques exercises and yoga can greatly contribute towards addressing symptoms of PTSD. Connecting with others on a regular basis would increase the chance of a faster recovery. Social support and encouragement are necessary for such patients. Whether it is PTSD or any other anxiety disorder early intervention is of utmost importance. If a loved one is suffering from any anxiety disorder problem and you are looking for anxiety clinics in California call the Anxiety Treatment Centers of California’s 24/7 helpline number 855-972-9459 for a prompt response. Our members can guide you to the best anxiety treatment centers in California. They can offer you the most valuable information regarding anxiety disorders treatment in California. For more information please visit www.anxietytreatmentcentersofcalifornia.com

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