ERIC Number: ED462648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Have You Lived through a Very Scary and Dangerous Event? A Real Illness: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
A description of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is presented to help bring to light the symptoms that may occur after a traumatic event. The paper's question and answer format provides an easy way to share information about PTSD. Following the definition, an explanation is given of how PTSD starts and how long it lasts. Information is provided on how people can help themselves and what can be expected from professional help. One person's story is presented as an example of how help was obtained when needed. Information is included on where to go for help with this disorder. (JDM)
Descriptors: Counseling, Depression (Psychology), Helping Relationship, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Outcomes of Treatment, Personal Narratives, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Self Management, Stress Variables, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.