children and disasters

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children and disasters
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  1. types of reactions 
    cognitive
    Cognitive: difficulty concentrating and thinking, decision making, extreme worry (reoccurrence), self-blame, can result in lower GPA and absenteeism at school
  2. types of reactions 
    Emotional
    Emotional: Fear, anxiety, irritability, short temper. Can result in loss of friends and disinterest in activities
  3. types of reactions
    Behavioral
  4. types of reactions
    physiological
    Physiological: issues sleeping, eating, somatic complaints: fatigue, flu-like symptoms, stomach, headache
  5. types of reactions
    spiritual
    Spiritual: Following 9/11 90% of Americans turned to religion as a coping response. Children question the fairness of what happened and in turn question their faith. Either cling further to it or withdraw.
  6. ptsd symptoms
    Reliving the event (also called reexperiencing):

    Memories of the trauma can come back at any time. You may have nightmares or feel like you are going through it again. This is called a flashback.



    Avoiding situations that remind you of the event:

    You may try to avoid situations or people that bring back memories of the event.

    • Feeling numb: You may find it hard to
    • express your feelings. It also may be hard to remember or talk about parts of the trauma.

    Feeling keyed up Hyperarousal You may be jittery and on the lookout for danger. You might suddenly become angry or irritable. This is known as hyperarousal.
  7. ptsd 
    traditional treatments 
    name 3
    žCognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

    žEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

    žMedications called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
  8. SSRi
    žSSRIs can raise the level of serotonin in your brain

    žThe two SSRIs that are currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of PTSD are sertraline (Zoloft) and paroxetine (Paxil).
  9. alternative treatments 
    for PTSD
    žAcupuncture

    žRelaxation

    žMeditation

    • žMDMA (ecstasy)
    •  methylenedioxy-methylamphetamine

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