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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Is Often Seen With Brain Injury From Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder is defined in the DSM of  Mental Disorders. It is a complex, varying psychological and biological response. The response is to an acute stressor, experienced directly or indirectly. Or it may be a response to chronic stress. PTSD often appears in personal injury lawsuits. Call, or contact us for a free consult.

Elements

Furthermore the precise elements of PTSD are:

  • A stressor or event that involved actual or threatened death. Or it may involve serious injury or threat to the body of oneself or others.
  • In addition the victim then re-experiences the event in at least one of the ways set forth below.
  • Memory of the event that  is repeated and distressing.
  • Recurring stressful dreams of the event.
  • Flashbacks to the event that make it seem as if it is recurring.
  • Intense stress at certain cues that are like some aspect of the event.
  • Finally a bodily reaction.

In addition there must be persistent attempts to avoid the factors related to the stressor and a numbing of the victim’s response as indicated by:

  • Efforts to avoid anything related to the trauma.
  • Not being able to recall important aspects of the trauma.
  • Greatly reduced interest in life or being involved in things once of interest.
  • Feelings of detachment.
  • Also limitation on range of affect.
  • Finally a sense of a shortened future.

Symptoms

Also the person must have at least two of the symptoms below that were not present before the trauma.

  • Trouble sleeping or staying asleep.
  • Irritability or outburst of anger.
  • Trouble focusing.
  • Hypervigilance.
  • Finally an exaggerated startle response.

In addition after the event the victim may appear calm and not affected.  This may last for several days.  Also the condition may well be masked by denial. It may then show itself many days later.Call, or contact us for a free consult.

If you have been exposed to an event that produced PTSD, contact us.. See also the pages on Wikipedia. Also on this site for more information.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Brien Roche

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Is Often Seen With Brain Injury From Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder is defined in the DSM of  Mental Disorders. It is a complex, varying psychological and biological response. The response is to an acute stressor, experienced directly or indirectly. Or it may be a response to chronic stress. PTSD often appears in personal injury lawsuits. Call, or contact us for a free consult.

Elements

Furthermore the precise elements of PTSD are:

  • A stressor or event that involved actual or threatened death. Or it may involve serious injury or threat to the body of oneself or others.
  • In addition the victim then re-experiences the event in at least one of the ways set forth below.
  • Memory of the event that  is repeated and distressing.
  • Recurring stressful dreams of the event.
  • Flashbacks to the event that make it seem as if it is recurring.
  • Intense stress at certain cues that are like some aspect of the event.
  • Finally a bodily reaction.

In addition there must be persistent attempts to avoid the factors related to the stressor and a numbing of the victim’s response as indicated by:

  • Efforts to avoid anything related to the trauma.
  • Not being able to recall important aspects of the trauma.
  • Greatly reduced interest in life or being involved in things once of interest.
  • Feelings of detachment.
  • Also limitation on range of affect.
  • Finally a sense of a shortened future.

Symptoms

Also the person must have at least two of the symptoms below that were not present before the trauma.

  • Trouble sleeping or staying asleep.
  • Irritability or outburst of anger.
  • Trouble focusing.
  • Hypervigilance.
  • Finally an exaggerated startle response.

In addition after the event the victim may appear calm and not affected.  This may last for several days.  Also the condition may well be masked by denial. It may then show itself many days later.Call, or contact us for a free consult.

If you have been exposed to an event that produced PTSD, contact us.. See also the pages on Wikipedia. Also on this site for more information.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Contact Us For A Free Consultation