Flashcards in Trauma Response Deck (10):
List some risk factors for heightened responses to trauma
Sudden, unexpected event
Man-made rather than natural
Threat to life, death
Personal factors (family)
What is associated with the highest incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder?
What is the freeze response?
Body goes into shutdown with immobility in the presence of "inevitable" danger (think of a deer on the road)
List some clinical features of complex PTSD
Low self-esteem, self-blame
What is the most emotionally charged part of the brain?
List the main features of PTSD (FAANDER)
How long after a traumatic event can PTSD be diagnosed?
3 months after
If trauma symptoms are mild and present for less than 4 weeks, what is the treatment?
Watchful waiting with support
List some psychotherapy that may be used for PTSD