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?

    … After an auto accident, an injured party may be entitled to receive compensation or economic recovery for losses and harms sustained due to the fault or liability of another party. In a personal injury lawsuit, recovery is based on the kinds of damages that were sustained.1 A damage or remedy is a form of monetary compensation based on the breach…

    Bruning Legal- 29 readers -
  • Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident Injuries

    … motorcycle accident attorney. Psychological Trauma: Cognitive side-effects such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common among motorcycle accident victims. Road Rash: Road rash is any injury sustained from a rider caused from sliding across the pavement after a motorcycle accident. A rider can fly over the handlebars due to the impact…

    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 -
  • How are intangible losses from a car accident calculated?

    … history. Contact an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney for a free consultation If you have suffered a harm which includes either tangible or intangible losses, it is important to discuss the circumstances of your injury with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help to protect your legal rights and interests. To contact…

    Bruning Legal- 33 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?

    … by another form of dog behavior such as jumping or running and the claim is still susceptible to defenses such as provocation, trespassing, or comparative negligence.6 Contact an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney for a free consultation If you have suffered injury from a dog bite, it is important to discuss the circumstances of your injury…

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

    … is injured in an auto accident each year which equates to three million or more injuries.4 Though only 9% of those injured in an auto accident develop PTSD, many others experience depression and anxiety disorders.5 Though the specific mental health concerns vary based on the traumatic auto accident and persons involve, there is a consistently…

    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

    … Two bills are currently in front of the Pennsylvania Legislature that would allow Pennsylvania to join numerous other states in legalizing medical marijuana. If passed, House Bill 193[1] and Senate Bill 3[2] would provide for the use of cannabis for certain medical purposes when prescribed by a qualified physician. Such medical purposes include…

    Gabriel Levin/ 15 readers -
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