PTSD

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PTSD
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2011-12-13 08:58:46
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PTSD
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  1. PTSD is a chronic, ___ condition in which memories of traumatic events become uncontrollable, intrusive and disabling.
    Debilitating
  2. Approximately whay percentage of those involved in traumatic events may develop PTSD?
    10-30%
  3. What did studies in the USA in the 1980's focus on?
    Vietnam war veterans
  4. A traumatic event must meet two criteria from three of which symptom clusters:
    • Stressor
    • Intrusive Recollection
    • Avoidance/Numbing
    • Hyper-arousal
    • Duration
    • Impairment
  5. Fear activates the ___ axis.
    Hypothamlic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)
  6. The HPA axis activates the ___ response.
    Stress
  7. In healthy people, stress signals initiate the release of ___ from the hypothalamus.
    Cortico-releasing factor (CRF)
  8. The release of CRF from the hypothalamus stimulates the antrior pituitary gland to produce ___.
    corticotropin (ACTH)
  9. ACTH acts on the adrenal glands and promotes a release of ___.
    Cortisol
  10. PTSD patients have an elevated level of ___.
    Cortico-releasing factor (CRF)
  11. Elevated levels of CRF in PTSD patients leads to a blunted ___ response to the CRF, which in turn leads to lower baseline levels of cortisol.
    ACTH

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