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When the abbreviation "PTSD" is mentioned, one immediately associates it with psychotherapy and mental health disorders. However, this disorder is more than just a mental issue. It is also associated with the fact that there are some cases where patients exhibit violent or aggressive behavior that does not always have a clear cause. The problem of violent behavior often arises from stress, which in turn releases the patient's adrenaline. This can lead to further aggression and violence if left unchecked.
Traumatic brain injury is also another reason why some patients develop PTSD. This is also due to an ailment known as the diffuse traumatic event. This is often caused by a bomb explosion, being shot at or even being subjected to violence by a person who you think you can trust. In such cases, there are no apparent cause but the result is PTSD.
But there are common symptoms associated with the disorder. These include flashbacks, nightmares, flashbacks of the events that led up to the trauma and anger/upset. There is also a tendency for patients to become isolated, depressed and anxious most of the time. The disorder description also mentions problems with impulse control and aggressive behaviors.
Typically, victims are rushed to hospital and given rapid treatment. This normally includes psychotherapy sessions or group therapy. The treatment is administered to attempt to ease the trauma and distress that the victim undergoes. But in some rare cases, a patient may require hospitalization as well.
PTSD can be treated depending on the severity. If it is a mild case, simple psychotherapy will do. A combination of psychotherapy and medications may also help. There are also several support groups that can be of great help to such patients. They help the patients cope with their mental health disorders and give them the strength they need to get on with their lives. Other than this, military veterans and their families can find such support groups as well.
According to a recent study, PTSD is more prevalent among women than among men. The disorder is defined as an enduring, life-long mental health condition that can result from exposure to sudden and often severe stressors (such as the sudden loss of a loved one or the experience of a traumatic event). When stressors like the death of a loved one or a traumatic event leads to a variety of symptoms like intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety and physical symptoms like sleep problems, dry mouth, dizzin