Friday, April 29, 2011

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD has many different symptoms and can affect a variety of different people in many different ways. Some people have different views of this disorder than others and this can make this situation a little more difficult to understand why or how PTSD is such a problem. Some may think that PTSD is just mental, while others think that it can cause physical injury.
      Posttraumatic stress disorder is more common among those with chronic daily headache and episodic migraine than among the general population” (Elliott, Para 1). Studies are saying that those with this disorder have a greater disability linked to head pain. “We need to take seriously that abuse and traumatic events can really impact your health” (Peterlin, Para 2). Researchers and doctors reported that roughly 42% of individuals with some type of headache disorder had been exposed to some type of abuse.
      While some think that PTSD is just either a physical disorder, others think that there is more to this disorder.  “The cause of PTSD is unknown, but psychological, genetic, and social factors are involved” (Bisson, Para 4). Studies say that PTSD affects the stress hormones and chemicals that deliver information between the nerves. This disorder is causing individuals to re-live their past and at some times deliver flashbacks to the mind.  

Victoria Stagg Elliott. Patients With Migrain More Likely to Have PTSD. 2009. Web. 24 April 2011. <>

Andrew J Bisson. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. 2010. Web. 24 April 2011. <>

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