Essay on Mental Disorder: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD has six diagnostic criteria areas in which it is examined. A person must suffer from intrusive thoughts and reactions, detachment or other withdrawal, sleep disturbance, hypervigilance, …show more content…
According to the South African Journal of Psychiatrist (SAJP), PTSD “represents a pathological response to a traumatic event [that is] characterized by symptoms of recurrent and intrusive distressing recollections of the event” (Seedat, S. S., 2013). PTSD has been described as a disorder that is associated with the hippocampal reduction (Hauck, S., Gomes, F., Silveira Ju’nior, E’., Almeida, E., Possa, M., &Freitas Ceitlin, L., 2009). There are symptoms such as nightmares, hallucinations, or experiences with illusions. The DSM-V has also characterized PTSD with negative alternations in cognition and mood. There is a 36% of all individuals that are diagnosed with PTSD (Seedat, S. S., 2013).
There is a 4-question screen that was developed for a study of 88 men and women. There were questions that covered re-experiencing,