6 Things That Can Cause PTSD (Triggers Warning)

Posted on April 22, 2020 by Therapist Nicki

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) is a mental illness that is brought about when we experience a traumatic event ourselves. Or when we witness or hear about a traumatic event that happened to someone we love. Statistics show that approximately 1 out of every 3 people who experience severe trauma develop PTSD. The American Psychological Association defines trauma as “any event where there is a serious threat to one’s life.” Are you watching this video to learn more about PTSD and to help raise awareness on the topic? If so, do consider sharing the video!

Important Disclaimer:
This video may be triggering, so please do not watch if you feel it would be harmful to you.

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National Institute of Mental Health (November 2017). What is PTSD? Retrieved from www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/PTSD.shtml
American Psychological Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th Ed. Washington, DC, USA: APA Publishing.
Duncan, R. D., Saunders, B. E., Kilpatrick, D. G., Hanson, R. F., & Resnick, H. S. (1996). Childhood Physical Assault as a Risk Factor for PTSD, Depression, and Substance Abuse. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 66 (3), 437-448.
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McKeever, V. M., & Huff, M. E. (2003). A Diathesis Stress Model of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Ecological, Biological, and Residual Stress Pathways. Review of General Psychology, 7 (3), 237-250.

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