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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 创伤后精神紧张性障碍 (Reading & Sharing)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a medical condition that primary care providers often manage in the outpatient health care atmosphere. Ferri (2018) defines PTSD as a condition that develops in some people after witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event that involves actual or threatened injury to self or others. The distressing occurrence leaves the person feeling fearful, worried, and helpless; the traumatic incident is often replayed over in the person’s mind, and they are likely to experience nightmares, flashbacks, sleep disturbances and intrusive thoughts surrounding the event (Dunphy et al., 2015; Ferri, 2018). Post-traumatic stress disorders are found among people who have endured overwhelming situations such as war/military combat, rape/abuse, torture, natural disasters, and life-threatening accidents (Dunphy et al., 2015). This condition leaves individuals trying to escape their thought lives and can produce a sense of numbness combined with a physiological status of hyperarousal (Dunphy et al., 2015). Often patients become very detached from their social lives as they are unable to progress beyond their traumatic experiences (Collins-Bride, Saxe, Duderstadt, & Kaplan, 2017).

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