PTSD Med Psych

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PTSD Med Psych
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2011-04-27 01:16:45
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PTSD Med Psych
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  1. PTSD diagnosis
    • Experience of a trauma with actual or threatened death/injury
    • Response involves fear, horror, or helplessness
  2. Primary symptoms
    • Reexperiencing
    • Avoidance
    • Arousal
  3. Acute Stress Disorder
    Symptoms occur within 4 weeks, last no more than 30 days
  4. Anatomy of PTSD
    • Limbic system
    • Pre-frontal cortex
    • HPA axis
  5. Classical conditioning
    Stimulus leads to response
  6. Associative long-term potentiation
    • Assoc. of stimuli to a life threat with DANGER
    • reminders of experience
  7. Operant conditioning
    Encountering cues of trauma leads to distress (negatively reinforces avoidance)

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