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Clin Psychol Rev. 2008 Jan. 28(1):36-47. [Medline]. This group has the poorest prognosis for recovery; some patients do not respond to any of the currently available treatments for PTSD. For many veterans who’ve returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan, their personal war is far from over. J Abnorm Child Psych. 1996, 24: 1-17. 10.1007/BF01448370. When doctors find nothing physically wrong but the patients still demand relief, they sometimes prescribe pain pills or sleeping pills, leading to overmedication.

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Ulrey is finding help through medication and psychotherapy Journal of Traumatic Stress, Volume 19, Number 4 (JTS - single issue Journal of Traumatic Stress). It may be worse just because of the nature of the war,” he said, citing extended tours of duty and the change of mission from liberation to occupation Psychological Knowledge in Court: PTSD, Pain, and TBI. An inability to stay asleep or fall asleep, angry outbursts or irritation, a hard time concentrating, being overly vigilant against danger, and an exaggerated response to unexpected or loud noises are all symptoms of arousal that can indicate PTSD. In order for PTSD to be an issue, symptoms must remain for more than a month. Symptoms that last less than three months are classified as acute while those that last longer than three months are chronic Life After Trauma: A Workbook for Healing. Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and ask you to describe the traumatic event. Your doctor will likely also use psychological assessment tools to confirm the diagnosis. Your doctor may refer you to a specialist (such as a psychologist or psychiatrist) for evaluation and treatment Finding Peace With PTSD.

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