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Can Post traumatic stress disorder be caused by living with a addict?

Let's say the person finally moved out and supposivily got clean.

But do you think living with that type of person could cause pts?

You have raised a very good point here and I would have to agree that it could cause PTSD. Living with any kind of active addict takes its toll on us emotionally and mentally. We dance around the addict, begin to behave in a way that even we don't like anymore, and are exhausted at the end of each day. Living with someone who is not fully living in reality is not normal or healthy living. The addict affects every life they come into contact with, so living with one can certainly leave one traumatized and searching very hard to figure out what their own reality is. I would suggest talking with a counsellor. Take care  (+ info)

Is it possible to develop PTSD(Post-traumatic stress disorder) months after a traumatic event?

I think I might have PTSD, but the traumatic event occured 3-4 months ago. From what I've read PTSD develops shortly after the traumatic event. Is it possible I might have it.

defiantly it can come years later as well  (+ info)

Question for people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: What events caused this?

What is the traumatic event? Just wondering.

For me it was because I came home one afternoon and walked in on a guy burglarizing my apartment. We had a scuffle and he got away. I was so stupid, I actually grabbed the guy by the shoulders while he was in my bedroom and I tried to restrain him. I could have been killed. Ever since, I've have anxiety about leaving my apartment and panic attacks when I come home. I always expect to walk in on someone. I take anti-anxiety meds now that help a lot and I see a therapist.

This happened 3 years ago.  (+ info)

What are symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

I read the entire entry in Wikipedia, but it seems kind of vague. I just don't get what exactly it is. I know it makes someone feel uncomfortable feelings about a past event but how exactly do they respond? Is it the same as depression? Why does it say they feel nothing and are expressionless whereas for depression it says they feel sad?

Symptoms of intrusive memories may include:

Flashbacks, or reliving the traumatic event for minutes or even days at a time
Upsetting dreams about the traumatic event
Symptoms of avoidance and emotional numbing may include:

Trying to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event
Feeling emotionally numb
Avoiding activities you once enjoyed
Hopelessness about the future
Memory problems
Trouble concentrating
Difficulty maintaining close relationships
Symptoms of anxiety and increased emotional arousal may include:

Irritability or anger
Overwhelming guilt or shame
Self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much
Trouble sleeping
Being easily startled or frightened
Hearing or seeing things that aren't there  (+ info)

How many veterans are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder?

If the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq continue to escalate, what are the projected number of service members are to have PTSD in the next three to five years?

Used to work for VA and they are already astronomical! They pretty much assume you have PTSD if you have a combat badge or can prove you experienced or were engaged in combat. A soldier can still get PTSD with the VA even if they do not have a combat badge etc. if the medical records show they were having symptoms during and after service. So pretty much all Afghanistan and Iraq vets file for PTSD with the VA.
Now there are a lot of PTSD cases that are not reported to the VA because the individual does not file. So the statistics may not be accurate that the VA has on PTSD especially related to Iraq and Afghanistan. Projected.....who knows but it's already to an astronomical number. Were finally realizing what PTSD is and it was around during WW1 and 2, Korea, and Vietnam (especially) but we didnt have a name for it and little research. If we had done that research for those wars it would be just as bad if not worse than Afghanistan/Iraq.  (+ info)

What is the leading treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

What is the leading prescription?
I am NOT asking what is the BEST treatment, I am asking (statistically) what is the MOST COMMON treatment and prescription!

The reason being, I know these Iraq war veterans are going to be coming home soon, all screwed up in the head, so I wanted to exploit that fact, and buy stock in what ever pharmaceutical company makes medicine to treat them.

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Is it possible to develop anxiety, or post traumatic stress disorder from a bad trip or a panic track on drugs?

I suffer from anxiety, disturbing thoughts, derealization, depersonlization, depression, and constant worrying. I avoid thinking or talking about about the experience at all costs, and I have a bunch of physical symptoms and insomnia.

yes you can. Any traumatic event, halucinated or real can cause PTSD and other symptoms. I know where you are coming from. I have a disocative disorder. Your brain convinces itself that the drug related hhalucination is real. Feel free to email me for answers or support. I have encluded a website that is amazing for support.  (+ info)

I was diagnosed with severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, after I was diagnosed with mild PTSD?

I was diagnosed with mild Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder a few years ago when my dad killed my mom. Today, I was just diagnosed with severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after being raped. So do I have two types of PTSD, mild and severe or does the severe take over the mild. How does that work? Thanks.

Before I address Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Aidriana I am inspired by how honest you are with life's circumstances. You don't sugar coat it nor do you dwell on it while showing humble willfulness to not be a victim, I can't express to you how much I admire that.

I know for a fact that PTSD is a condition that can be treated and cured just like any other sickness like, tourettes syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder ocd , manic-depression, depression, insomnia or any other diagnoses that is overall induced by built up stress.

I've met a few friends who were raped and/or abused the best advice I can give you friend is to surround yourself with others who have been through it and/or are going through it. I believe your story can help more people than you can imagine.

Bottom line the psychological terms are merely terms to help the psychiatrists continue to prescribe and switch pills that are not meant for dependency.

This life is impossible to complete alone, dear friend. You are more than worthy of being free of a man made clinical category. It is inevitably up to; to surround yourself with the right family/friends that encourage you while continuing to encourage others. We make the situation what it is. I know you can have victory sooner than later. My e-mail is [email protected] if you ever need a pen pal.

There is a lot of love with you,
Billy  (+ info)

What is the leading cause of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

I am going this for a school project and this is going to be a survey/graph of the leading cause of PTSD.

There is no one leading cause. There are a variety of causes and contributing factors.
The main causes are: Child abuse experience, Rape, Torture, War, Watching someone being killed, Watching someone die violently. There are many causes, factors that contribute are ones such as telling them to cheer up, and that everything
will be ok. PTSD is not like normal depression and anxiety. It is a higher level of stress caused by an extreme event.
Matt  (+ info)

What interview questions should i ask a mother of a soildier who has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

My son is doing a series of podcasts on war and is looking for questions for the above but also a soldioer with and without PTSD. Any Thoughts?

he could check out stressproject.org a method of healing it
and groups on PTSD google it
i agree to tread litely  (+ info)

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