Essay on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

1053 Words Nov 5th, 2015 5 Pages
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or better known as PTSD, is found in children when the past has presented itself in a distressing manner. However, there are many forms of treatment that is readily available for assisting the cure of said trauma ranging from cognitive therapy to prescription drugs specific to treating cases of PTSD. The underlying question is which treatment option is most efficient at treating adolescents who show signs of PTSD. After further research, it is concluded that a carefully selected treatment plan involving extensive therapy and medication tailored to each individual patients is the key to recovery.
Diagnosing patients with PTSD is a daunting task, but being able to recognize the signs such as poor memory, violence, and hyper-alertness are just a few of the many telltale symptoms of patients with PTSD (Database). Patients may also experience symptoms such as, reliving the trauma through nightmares, having panic attacks, or even having triggers. Patients with PTSD are prone to attacks caused by these triggers. Triggers are visual or audio stimulants that cause the brain to relapse and relive the trauma once again. If a patient experiences an attack due to a trigger, this may result in having a relapse even if they have sought professional help. Physical or sexual abuse is typically involved in the presence of this mental disorder in children ages 5 to 17. Other causes that are not as frequent but still play a significant role in the effect of PTSD…

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