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Flashcards in PTSD Deck (14):
1

Name the ways someone can be exposed to an event that can lead to PTSD development.

  • direct experience
  • witnessing in person
  • learning that it occurred to a close family member or friend
  • experiencing repeated or extreme exposure to details of the traumatic event (ie first responders, POs)

2

What is the function of the amyglada?

  • processing memory
  • emotional reactions
  • interpreting and reacting to fear

3

Name 7 negative alterations in cognition and mood associated with PTSD.

  1. inability to remember details of event
  2. persistent negative beliefs
  3. blame
  4. persistent negative emotions
  5. diminished interest
  6. detachment or estrangement
  7. inability to be positive

4

Name 5 intrusive symptoms that may be present in PTSD.

  1. recurrent, involuntary, and intrusive distressing memories
  2. recurrent distressing dreams
  3. dissociative reactions (flashbacks)
  4. intense psych distress to resembling cues
  5. marked reactions to resembling cues

5

What is the function of the hippocampus?

  • memory
  • learning
  • control of stress
  • contextual fear response

6

Name the 6 possible alterations in arousal and reactivity associated with PTSD.

  1. irritability
  2. recklessness/self destructive behavior
  3. hypervigilance
  4. exaggerated startle response
  5. problems concentrating
  6. sleep disturbances

7

Name the 4 clusters of PTSD diagnosis.

  1. intrusion
  2. arousal
  3. avoidance
  4. negative alterations in cognition and mood

8

How long must PTSD symptoms persist before a dx can be made?

1 month

9

In PTSD, the disturbance causes significant _____ or _____ in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

distress or impairment

10

The _____ manipulates emotions and memory and extinguishes behavioral responses to fear.

medial prefrontal cortex

11

What part of the brain controls:

  • processing memory
  • emotional reactions
  • interpreting and reacting to fear

the amyglada

12

The medial prefrontal cortex manipulates _____ and ____ and extinguishes behavioral responses to fear.

emotions; memory

13

The medial prefrontal cortex manipulates emotions and memory and extinguishes _____.

behavioral responses to fear

14

What part of the brain controls:

  • memory
  • learning
  • control of stress
  • contextual fear response

the hippocampus