Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How to treat patient of post-traumatic syndrome?

There are some methods to overcome pos-traumatic syndrome :
  1. deep breathe exercise; remembering the event while taking deep breathes. It can be done until the anxiety is disappeared although still remembering the traumatic event.
  2. Separated mind: patient trained to separate mental disturbance due to trauma with anxiety ( which is occurred after it ).
  3. EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization resproccesing )

Patients who have suffered for years from anxiety or distressing memories, nightmares, insomnia, abuse or other traumatic events can now gain relief from a revolutionary new therapy called EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization resproccesing ). Research shows that EMDR is rapid, safe and effective. It will improve the flow of irreguler neurotransmitter in order to give balancing.

4. Relaxation by exercising yoga, etc. to create relaxing situation.
5. talking about positive things;
- Taking lesson learnt
- Feeling lucky to have the experience
6. Improve relationship with other people; sharing, ventilate thought and feelings to others
can reduce pain
7. Sharing experience with peers: how to survive and adapt with the catastrophe
8. Special psychosocial intervention
- Trauma counseling
- Grieve counseling
- Anticipation counseling
- Crisis counseling
- Counseling to solve problem
9. Taking medication as suggested by doctor as prescribed

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What are stress and post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ) ?

Stress is a state of physiological or psychological strain caused by adverse stimuli, physical, mental, or emotional, internal or external, that tend to disturb the functioning of an organism and which the organism naturally desires to avoid. Post traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ) is an emotional illness that develops as a result of a terribly frightening, life-thretening, or otherwise highly unsafe experience.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Affect : The emotional tone a person expresses. A person's affect may be appropriate or in appropriate to the situation.

Antacid : A substance that counteracts or neutralizes acidity, usually of the stomach

Anxiety : A feeling of apprehension and fear characterized by physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, and feelings of stress.

Aspirin : Belongs to a class of medications called non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and are widely used to treat fever, pain, and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Aspirin is known chemically as acetyl salicylic acid often abbreviated as ASA.

Bipolar disorder : A mood disorder sometimes called manic-depressive illness or manic-depression that characteristically involves cycles of depression and elation or mania.

Cholera : A devastating and sometimes lethal disease with intense vomiting and profuse watery dairrhea leading to dehydration which, unless immediately treated, may be fatal.