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PTSD: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (1)

 

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened.

When Does PTSD First Occur?

PTSD can develop at any age, including in childhood. Symptoms typically begin within 3 months of a traumatic event. Once PTSD occurs, the severity and duration of the illness varies.

Facts

  • People who have experienced previous traumatic events run a higher risk of developing PTSD.
  • 60-80% of the young population going through trauma like a natural disaster, sexual assault and abuse, suffer from PTSD.
  • PTSD can not only be triggered by a thought or a picture. Even a relatable smell or sound can instantly bring in post-traumatic depression in people, at any time.
  • A person living with PTSD may enact to be happy and live in denial for several months until the condition gets noticed.
  • Women are more likely than men to develop PTSD.
  • The disorder is often accompanied by depression, substance abuse, or one or more other anxiety disorders.
  • In severe cases, someone with PTSD may have trouble working or socializing.

Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at one time or another. The difference between them is that stress is a response to a threat in a situation, and anxiety is a reaction to the stress.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed and re-experiencing the trauma of an event, Get some help. Call Healthboxes on 09091111129 or 08097560000 to speak to a Therapist.

References

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355967

https://www.mentalhelp.net/articles/facts-about-post-traumatic-stress-disorder/

https://www.healthtopia.net/blog/interesting-facts-ptsd

http://www.notredamecollege.edu/sites/default/fileuploads/PTSD-sheet.pdf

https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/symptoms

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Psychosis in Nigeria

Psochosis in Nigeria

Psychosis is a mental condition that affects a person’s sense of reality, causes delusions, hallucinations, and one to imagine, hear or see things that doesn’t exist.

Psychosis is characterized as disruptions to a person’s thoughts and perceptions that make it difficult for them to recognize what is real and what isn’t. These disruptions are often experienced as seeing, hearing and believing things that aren’t real or having strange, persistent thoughts, behaviours and emotions.
Psychosis includes a range of symptoms but usually involves Hallucinations and Delusions.

Several factors that can contribute to psychosis include:
• Genetics.
• Traumatic events.
• Substance abuse.
• Physical illness or injury
• Mental health conditions
• Too little sleep

Early warning signs before psychosis include
• A worrisome drop in grades or job performance.
• Trouble thinking clearly or concentrating.
• Suspiciousness or uneasiness with others.
• A decline in self-care.
• Spending a lot more time alone than usual.
• Strong, inappropriate emotions or having no feelings at all.

Early diagnosis and treatment provide the best hope of recovery. Research shows that the earlier people experiencing psychosis receive treatment, the better their long-term quality of life.

Family support and education, Psychotherapy, Medication management, Supported education and Peer support.

Talking to a specialist about what you’re going through would help find out what might have caused it and uncover any related conditions.

Need Counselling or Support? Call Healthboxes on 09091111129 or 08097560000 to speak to a professional.

References
https://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/guide/what-is-psychosis#2
https://www.nami.org/earlypsychosis

Nigeria Records Increase In Mental Health Patients In 2016

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Concept of overworked man.
Long hours, Heavy workload, Changes within the organisation, Tight deadlines, Job insecurity, Lack of autonomy, Boring work, Insufficient skills for the job, Over-supervision, inconducive working
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