Flashcards in 93B PTSD Deck (11):
acute vs chronic PTSD time frame and importance
chronic = >3 months (requires treatment as it probably wont go away; 80% have MDD, anxiety, substance abuse issues)
what is the most traumatic event type?
terrorism > natural disasters
physicians and PTSD diagnosis; prevalence
doctors miss it a lot (only diagnose 5% of cases);
3.5% prevalence (20% for OEF/OIF vets)
dissociation symptoms during/right after a trauma what does that mean?
higher chance of getting PTSD
PTSD and traumatic brain injury have similar symptoms - how do you differentiate?
Signs and symptoms of PTSD
numbing (alcohol, weed, social isolation)
traumas inflicted over a period of years
What mediates allostasis in humans?
Autonomic nervous system
what 2 areas of the brain atrophy with chronic stress?
what do high dose, chronic adrenal steroids and glutamate cause?
suppressed synaptic transmission, potentiation, and learning