Try to understand PTSD, the impact of tragic event

After a loss or unexpected incident, in addition to external injuries, our mental state is also affected and sometimes can affect our lives. Today, ACU PAY will take you to know PTSD about its symptoms and how to treat it.

PTSD - A traumatic event that affects our mental health

PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental disorder that occurs after facing a serious psychological threat or fatal injury such as terrorism, war, rape, disaster, or accident. Patients may be directly or indirectly victims. These stresses themselves affect the patient’s daily life.

Symptoms of PTSD

  • It feels like such events happen again and again, like having nightmares, dreaming about it all the time.
  • Try to avoid incidents that affect the mental state, such as not going to places where such incidents have happened or trying not to talk about them.
  • Emotions or thoughts change negatively, such as feeling distant, unpleasant, and unable to feel positive.
  • Over-awake, such as insomnia, and it is easier to get fear or panic than usual.
  • It may also occur in conjunction with other diseases such as depression, alcoholism, etc.

Complications from PTSD

Because PTSD affects the mental health, including the emotional aspects of patients, which can lead to potentially dangerous psychological and behavioral disorders.

  • Mental disorders such as depression, phobia, anxiety, etc.
  • Dangerous behavior, such as turning to drugs or drinking alcoholic beverages, or potentially self-harming, etc.
  • Physical symptoms such as abdominal pain, headache, chest pain, etc.

What to do when we have to deal with PTSD

When we face PTSD which affects our mental health, we can be treated in many ways, and take time to recover accordingly, along with surrounding people’s care. The treatments are as follows:

  • Learn and cope with it

If the above conditions are present, try to learn how to manage stress, such as finding relaxing activities, meeting people or doing activities with family.

  • Take care of oneself more

Eat healthy food, reduce alcohol, not use drugs, and take rest more

  •  Receive medicines from doctors

Doctors will prescribe medicines that can reduce stress or help relieve depression. The use of medicine must only follow the doctor’s instructions and orders.

  • Therapy

They can consult with the doctor for a change of mind, or choose to face what they fear and learn how to deal with it the right way. However, this approach must be under close supervision. It can also be discussed with people who pass similar events.

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