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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Other people may develop diagnosable emotional problems from too much repeated stress or one major life-threatening stressor. This is called posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and is identified by changes in the way people think, feel, and behave. It is common in those who have experienced major disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes that caused life-threatening damage war-related traumas such as the devastation that occurred on September 11, 2001, in New York City when the World Trade Center buildings were hit by enemy airplanes and collapsed and repeated traumatic events such as those experienced by child abuse victims and battered women. First responders who help those who experience traumatic events may also develop secondary PTSD from indirect exposure to the stressors. There are several identifying symptoms of PTSD, including intrusive recollections of the traumatic event even when it is not occurring, hyper-vigilance, fear and anxiety about one's safety, and a numbing of...

Family Violence Issues

The research demonstrates that girls who are likely to seek an abortion without telling their parents usually give their fear of causing abuse to themselves or their mothers. When these girls stated their fears of the abuse that would result if they had to obtain consent or notify their parents about their choice to terminate the pregnancy, they obtained a judicial bypass few if any girls' requests are turned down for lack of competency. Sadly, it is the abuse victim who is the most vulnerable to manipulation by anti-choice abortion groups who misattribute the woman's reactions to the abortion experience to anger and distress at the abortion rather than the anger and distress that resulted from domestic violence. In fact, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common component of Battered Woman Syndrome and Battered Child Syndrome, so misattributing these symptoms to a post-abortion syndrome simply confuses the issue (Rubin & Russo, 2004 Russo & Denious, 1998...

Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness in Regulating Emotions

One of the areas that appears to be important in reregulating emotions after a period of dysfunction is called mindfulness training (Hayes, Follette, & Linehan, 2004 Spradlin, 2003). Here the person is taught to pay specific attention to what is happening in the instant moment rather than focusing on past events or worrying about the future. Mindfulness training appears to be helpful for those people who have developed PTSD and accompanying dissociative disorders that cause someone to be reexperi-encing the trauma or blocking it from one's mind through dissociation. Staying focused on the present helps people concentrate on making good decisions because it regulates their emotions so that they cannot interfere with thinking patterns. Since interpersonal relationships are often disrupted when the person is unable to regulate emotions, mindfulness training can also help the person begin to develop support systems to help them through future crises. We discuss this further in Chapter...

Incest and Child Sexual Abuse

Unfailingly trusting and vitriolically angry. Herman noted that many of these people actually demonstrated a complex form of PTSD rather than these other diagnoses. As they struggle to control their intensely felt emotions that interfere with their cognitive decision making, they may make a premature decision to have an abortion and then are sorry afterward. In some of these cases, the woman is so emotionally distressed that her perception of reality becomes distorted often after the abortion. Women who demonstrate emotional distress at the time of the abortion are usually sent home to make sure if the abortion is what they really want. These women would be expected to have a difficult time modulating their emotions no matter what they decide to do.

Mitochondrial Damage in Traumatic CNS Injury

Of this disorder and its effects on patients' lives in terms of cognitive dysfunction and its impact on the family dynamics (Woodruff and Woodruff 2007). Although the TBI sustained by Woodruff was severe, mild and moderate injury have also become a long-term problem coupled with prolonged cognitive dysfunction within the armed forces population, with approximately 18 prevalence in various reports (Hoge et al. 2008). In addition to prolonged cognitive deficits, the injured population also has an increased predisposition to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There is also a problem of failure to report due to a perceived stigma concerning psychological problems within the armed forces population, which could contribute to the development of chronic neurologic dysfunction due to physical injury within this population of injured patients (Hoge et al. 2004).

Disorders of Arousal and Motivation

Pennington (2002) proposed a category called disorders of motivation, which includes (1) depression and dysthymia, (2) anxiety disorders, (3) posttraumatic stress disorder, and (4) bipolar illness. Each of these involves disruptions in the arousal motivation system of the brain. To this category I have added obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as substance abuse and dependence. These two additional disorders are also essentially disruptions in the brain's normal regulation of arousal and motivation. Each of the six disorders in this expanded list occurs more frequently among persons with ADHD. Specific phobias involve an individual's being very fearful when faced with some specific situation for example, encountering a dog, snake, or spider sleeping alone in a dark room entering an elevator or flying in an airplane though they may experience no extraordinary fear otherwise. Doug met DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for several different anxiety disorders separation anxiety, specific...

Women With Anxiety Disorders

Stress disorder (PTSD), which is an anxiety disorder. It is entirely possible that Cougle and his colleagues were actually measuring PTSD from physical and sexual abuse and not anxiety from the abortion. In fact, had this been a better designed study, the findings might well have been that women with PTSD who had an abortion may have fewer anxiety symptoms and greater relief than those who carry the pregnancy to term. Steinberg and Russo then analyzed National Comorbidity Survey (NCS) data to examine the relationship between abortion of the first pregnancy to GAD, social phobia, and PTSD. Although the mental health outcomes are well defined in the NCS, unwantedness of pregnancy is not identified. Even with this delivery group advantage, ever-pregnant women who reported having an abortion did not differ in rates of GAD or social phobia from such women who never had an abortion. Women who experienced abortion had substantially higher rates of PTSD, however. Logistic regression analyses...

Achieving Emotional Stability

Sometimes letting it cause them to make impulsive decisions and other times causing them to be uncertain about any decision they need to make. We discussed these disorders more fully in Chapter 5. Women may use street drugs and alcohol to help control these feelings. It is important to clarify their use of street drugs before prescribing benzodiazepines even though they may be helpful for women who have general anxiety disorder (GAD) with or without panic attacks. It is not unusual for women who were victims of sexual abuse as children to develop anxiety disorders, including panic attacks and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here the politics of working within the movement to stop the violence against women may interact with the politics of counseling women who choose to terminate an unwanted pregnancy with an abortion and may make for interesting times (Walker, 2001). Some women have learned how to dissociate, which appears as if they are disconnected from their bodies. However,...

What are the ramifications of awareness

Intraoperative awareness has a powerful association with patient dissatisfaction. Untreated pain is one such disturbing possibility. Other possibilities include the ability to hear operating personnel, sensations of weakness or paralysis, anxiety, helplessness, and fear of death. Subsequent effects can range from sleep disturbances, anxiety, and depression to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One study indicated late psychological symptoms occurred in 33 of patients with awareness. Symptoms of PTSD can include flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance, emotional numbing, hyperarousal, and preoccupation with death.

Stranger Rape

Women who become pregnant by strangers usually consider terminating the pregnancy for many different reasons. First, they are not emotionally stable after the incident to be able to think about raising a child. Second, they may fear that they will never be able to disassociate the child from his sexually abusive father. Third, they may fear that the father's aggressive behavior is an inheritable trait. Fourth, they may fear that the drugs given to them after the rape may have been harmful to the child. In addition, these women may, for many of the other common reasons, feel that having a baby at that time is unacceptable given their life circumstances. It is important to remember that rape victims typically suffer from some form of PTSD and need time and support to get past the event.

Case Studies

What is apparent in Alice's case is that while the abortion could certainly be part of her distress, especially because she did not initially believe in abortion, what is most obvious is her problems were clearly associated with the rape. Therapy should acknowledge her feelings surrounding the actual abortion decision and procedure, which can include guilt and loss, among other emotions, but the focus of therapy will likely be on helping her with the effects of the rape including possible PTSD, given her stated symptoms.

Hippocampus

More recent attention has been drawn to alteration of hippocampal size in the affective disorders and in some stress-related disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Adults with PTSD have been shown to have smaller hip-pocampal volumes bilaterally compared with trauma-exposed people without PTSD and non-traumatized controls (Kitayama et al., 2005), although whether this represents a biological predisposition from genetic and familial factors or secondary changes from the consequent metabolic changes of the stress itself is unclear. It seems established that apoptosis (cell death) occurs in the postnatal hippocampus, and that in animal models, psychotropic drugs such as antidepres-sants and electroconvulsive stimulation can lead to neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus. Thus, the plasticity within the structure is potentially substantial, and perhaps interlinked with its central role in the modulation of so many behaviors including memory. Steroids have been shown to...

Phobias

There are three major types of phobias specific phobias, social phobias, and agoraphobia. Specific phobias are those triggered by fear of a specific object, such as snakes or spiders. Claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces), acrophobia (fear of heights), and fear of flying or driving also fall into this category. About 8 percent of American adults experience one or more specific phobias in any given year. Typically developing in childhood, many specific phobias disappear by adulthood. Those that last into adulthood usually require treatment. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Posttraumatic stress disorder refers to the anxiety and disturbances in behavior that develop after experiencing an extreme trauma, such as witnessing a murder, experiencing torture, being in a serious accident, or participating in military combat. A critical feature of posttraumatic stress disorder is the psychological symptom of dissociation, a perceived detachment of the mind from the person's emotional state or...

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