What is PTSD?

What is PTSD?

PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. During this kind of event, you may not have any control over what’s happening, and you may feel very afraid.

What is the DSM-5 code for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) DSM-5 309.81 (F43.10) – Therapedia. Author: Catherine L. Leon with Contribution from C.J. Hunter, M.A. Edited by Dr. Barry Barmann, Ph.D.

What is the comorbidity of PTSD?

PTSD is often comorbid with substance abuse and mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, requiring a more complex treatment approach. The traumatic event can be the underlying cause of more serious comorbid conditions such as the inability to speak, or auditory hallucinations.

What resources does Nami offer for people with PTSD?

NAMI offers several resources, including the NAMI Peer-to-Peer educational program and NAMI Connection recovery support group, which are both led by and for people with mental health conditions. To learn more about PTSD: Take the PTSD e-learning module now available.

Can you develop PTSD from a traumatic event?

Most people who experience a traumatic event will not develop PTSD. However, the risk for developing PTSD increases if people: were directly exposed to the traumatic event as a victim or a witness were seriously injured during the trauma experienced a trauma that was long lasting or very severe

What is the best treatment for PTSD?

This helps your brain work through the traumatic memories. Certain medications can be effective for treating PTSD symptoms. Some specific SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and SNRIs (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors), which are used for depression, also work for PTSD.

What increases my risk for PTSD?

Some factors can increase the chance that someone will have PTSD, many of which are not under that person’s control. For example, having a very intense or long-lasting traumatic event or getting injured during the event can make it more likely that a person will develop PTSD.

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