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In the National Comorbidity Survey, 18.9 percent of men and 15.2 percent of women reported a lifetime experience of a natural disaster ( 4 ). Not every child or adolescent who experiences a trauma develops PTSD. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, of those children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, about 7% of girls and 2% of boys are diagnosed with PTSD. For example, if specific neurotransmitters are found to play an important role in fear, drugs may be developed that will block them and decrease fear responses; if enough is learned about how the brain generates new cells throughout the lifecycle, it may be possible to stimulate the growth of new neurons in the hippocampus in people with PTSD. 23 Current research at NIMH on anxiety disorders includes studies that address how well medication and behavioral therapies work in the treatment of OCD, and the safety and effectiveness of medications for children and adolescents who have a combination of anxiety disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Publisher: Greg Matos (April 12, 2011)



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A traumatic event can put you into a trance-like state which makes the situation seem unreal or bewildering. It is harder to deal with if you can’t remember what happened, can’t put it into words, or can’t make sense of it. Just as there are both psychological and physical aspects to PTSD, so there are both psychological and physical treatments for it Better Days - A Mental Health Recovery Workbook. Instead of going into a blow-by-blow account of events, you can just talk about how you feel A Prison Without Walls. They often resolve conflicts by withdrawing emotionally or even by becoming physically violent Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles. The amygdala is the part of the brain that processes emotions and fear Being There When It Counts: The Proceedings of the 8th Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Conference. Fear and helplessness are typical reactions resulting from these types of dreams. These trauma symptoms can cause an individual to have chronically inadequate sleep and to resist sleep altogether. Another form of re-experiencing is commonly called flashbacks. These are intense experiences of reliving trauma while awake download.

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