Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may develop after a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events, such as sexual assault, serious injury, or the threat of death. The diagnosis may be given when a group of symptoms, such as disturbing recurring flashbacks, avoidance or numbing of memories of the event, and hyperarousal continue for more than a month after the traumatic event.Most people having experienced a traumatizing event will not develop PTSD. Women are more likely to experience higher impact events, and are also more likely to develop PTSD than men. Children are less likely to experience PTSD after trauma than adults, especially if they are under ten years of age.
Posts about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mental Trauma and Car Accidents

    … a person’s quality of life. They may include the loss of enjoyment due to extensive hospitalization or recovery, the impact of being reliant on others for a period of time for daily personal care, panic attacks, and severe long-term conditions such as anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. Treatment may include medication, psychotherapy…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
  • How are Intangible Losses from a Car Accident Calculated?

    …, or by the recovery process in general. Mental suffering could include fright, terror, depression, apprehension, nervousness, anxiety, worry, humiliation, loss of dignity, embarrassment, grief, or shock.7 7 In some cases, if an injured party’s mental anguish results in post-traumatic stress disorder or another severe status therapists may testify…

    Bruning Legal- 29 readers -
  • Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident Injuries

    … from 81,000 in 2011. Common Injuries Caused by Jacksonville Motorcycle Accidents Oftentimes the injuries sustained to the driver and passenger of a motorcycle accident can be severe including the following: Orthopedic Injuries: This injury type refers to broken/fractured bones as well as strained muscles and torn ligaments or tendons…

    Eric Block/ 39 readers -
  • Most Common Auto Accident Injuries

    … distress following a car accident is also common. People most often drive or ride in a car with friends and family members. Serious car crashes can leave emotional scars on those who suffered serious injuries as well as those who witnessed them. Counseling and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and similar psychological injuries is fairly…

    Gabriel Levin/ 25 readers -
  • Car accident injuries can have long term effects

    … Studies indicate that one-third of those individuals involved in a nonfatal accident continue to have the above mentioned symptoms of emotional trauma a year after the accident including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and phobias.2 Recovering for the long term emotional and mental injuries after a car accident should be calculated…

    Bruning Legal- 39 readers -
  • Is a dog owner strictly liable for a dog bite in Missouri?

    … arise to cover from the losses. Dog bite laws and regulations There are several statues and laws that apply to dog bite injury cases. As a personal injury case, there is a statute of limitation which prohibits claims to be filed after five years from the date of the injury.3 Liability for a dog bite injury is covered under Missouri Revised Statute…

    Bruning Legal- 14 readers -
  • Auto Accidents Can Cause PTSD

    … with life as normal. These are all obstacles that a person suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has to endure. What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder is a response to seeing, hearing, or being involved in a traumatic event. Common contributing factors include combat exposure, abuse or assault, terrorist attacks, natural disasters…

    Bruning Legal- 15 readers -
  • Whiplash Injury Symptoms and Treatment

    … suffer disability and have long-term pain that can last years. According to scientists at Northwestern University, within the first two weeks of a whiplash injury, special Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) allows the scientists to determine which patients will develop chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and disability. Unusual…

    Ethan Manning/ 36 readers -
  • Medical Marijuana Debate Continues in Pennsylvania

    … the treatment of symptoms and pain related to multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),3 post-concussion syndrome, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer, and more. Recent Congressional Hearing on Medical Marijuana On March 24, legislators and physicians gathered in Philadelphia…

    Gabriel Levin/ 15 readers -
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