Welcome to A Comprehensive Guide to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Psychological trauma involves witnessing a traumatic or life-threatening event directly to yourself or to others. The individual is likely to experience intense fear, horror and helplessness, which can result in permanent or transient psychological wounds characterised by physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes.
For most patients who have experienced a traumatic event, the trauma is acute and transient and results in minimal functional impairment.
For some patients, however, the symptoms persist, and this is termed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A PTSD diagnosis was originally considered a normal response to an extreme situation; however, the presence of symptoms for an extended period of time beyond one month is indicative of an abnormal adaptation in the brain.
This course should take approximately 2.5 hours for you to complete by going through the following journey:
Throughout this course, we will:
- Identify the clinical features and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Explore the neurobiology of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Consider the differences in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) phenotypes
- Identify how to correctly diagnose patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Explore a range of management options for patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).