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Research has shown that PTSD is associated with changes in brain function and the way memories are stored.
When you become afraid, the body reacts with a “fight or flight” response and your body releases a surge of adrenaline, increasing your blood pressure and heart rate. Once the danger is gone, your body should begin to shut down the stress response. You may still have memories of the event, but there shouldn't be any serious lingering effects.
For someone suffering with PTSD, those memories are played out over and over in their head and can feel just as real and shocking as if they were...more about PTSD
Some people can bounce back from a traumatic event while others develop some aftermath of disturbing symptoms. When these symptoms last more than a month and start to affect day-to-day performance at work or in school, and are disrupting sleep habits or relationships with families or friends, they could be indicators of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is a sign that it may be time to seek out help from a qualified professional.Schedule your free consultation
It can be difficult to figure out the reason for your symptoms on your own. Schedule an appointment to come in and let one of our experienced clinical professionals help you put the pieces together.
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Research has shown that PTSD is associated with changes in brain function and the way memories are stored. When you become afraid, the body reacts with a “fight or flight” response and your body releases a surge of adrenaline, increasing your blood pressure and heart rate. Once the danger is gone, your body should begin to shut down the stress response. Memories will exist in your brain of the event, but there shouldn't be any serious lingering effects. For someone suffering with PTSD, those memories are played out over and over in their head and can feel just as real and shocking as if they were actually reliving the traumatic event again, even if the event was years or decades ago. Simply put, PTSD is a state in which you “can't stop remembering”. The three main symptoms of PTSD are flashbacks, jumpiness, and emotional detachment.
Someone with PTSD tends to be sensitive to reminders of the original event. They may be searching and scanning their environment in search of danger. Even a routine trip to the grocery store for someone with PTSD can be difficult.
PTSD can cause a person to avoid activities, places, and people. It can put strains on relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and children. Loving bonds are often broken, and are replaced with emotional detachment or numbness in order to cope with the symptoms.
Almost 80% of people who suffer from PTSD also have symptoms of other psychiatric disorder, such as depression, anxiety, or social phobias. To help cope with the symptoms, people with PTSD are more likely to abuse alcohol or drugs.
PTSD can occur in military veterans after returning home from war. Originally termed "shell shock," this referred to soldiers who couldn't adjust back to civilian life after war. The term “PTSD” was later used and identified victims who were suffering from traumatic events immediately or long after the initial shock phase. Some war veterans developed symptoms of PTSD or experienced flashbacks 30-50 years later.
Here at CNS Healthcare, we're working with the world's leading medical scientists to find better treatment options for people with PTSD and to help understand people's responses to traumatic events. We recognize that the current treatments available may come with unwanted side effects and do not relieve the symptoms of PTSD for everyone who takes them. If you volunteer to take part in our research, not only will you have the opportunity to try the most advanced treatment options around, but you'll also be contributing to the larger cause of discovering new medications that may help find relief for others who have lived through similar events and are suffering from related symptoms.
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