Posted July 27, 2006on:
What do psychologist, hypoanaliser, or psychiatric say about trauma? -Post traumatic stress disorder for sure- Or shell-shock, or combat neurosis, or traumatic neurosis, or nuclearisim, or operational fatigue, or fright neurosis, or survivor syndrome, or even compensation neurosis??
Have you ever found yourself in danger, feeling of fear, helplessness, or horror? Or traumatic experiences for short. Well, I have one. Afterward, I felt like o.. ow, am I getting crazy? What’s wrong with me? How can I be this weak? But luckily, my life experiences before trauma was quite good, good relationship with God, good relationship with people, actually I have good ability to cope with stress, not such a kind of person who get panic easily, even friends often say that I’m …… cool, calm, and confident. How can’t I be flattered? 🙂 Don’t take it personally.
Unfortunately, exposure to danger can make people happen to it. No matter if you are competent, healthy, strong, and good person. Statistics says that 8% of individuals will have PTSD at some time in their lives (by June 2006 research).
PTSD is not only a problem for veterans, says NCPTSD. It hits your physical and psychological behaviour. PTSD is associated with a number of distinctive neurobiological and physiological changes. PTSD may be associated with stable neurobiological alterations in both the central and autonomic nervous systems, such as altered brainwave activity, decreased volume of the hippocampus, and abnormal activation of the amygdala. Both the hippocampus and the amygdala are involved in the processing and integration of memory. The amygdala has also been found to be involved in coordinating the body’s fear response, still NCPTSD said, whatever it is. And the fact is that the prevalence of those men and women who have spent time in war zones is 300% more than those who are not. Wondering how’re things going with those bro & sis in Palestine, Lebanon, and everywhere in the world in war environment.
And check this out, this is good:
What do trauma survivors need to know
1. No one can completely protect him or herself from traumatic experiences.
Absolutely. Life is unpredictable. Even though my housing complex is of the area with low risk of fire, but no one can be sure if tonight, you can sleep well. I was experienced, or witnessed three consecutive period of fire happening, with intervals about only some couple of months. Where? my housing complex, nearby.
2. Many people have long-lasting problems following exposure to trauma.
Likely. My heart beat was tripled when fire occured on Monday night, 24 July 2006, around 21 o’clock at slum area near RS Pluit Internasional, near Al Azhar School, about 2 km away from home. This heart beat fluctuation happened because I experienced the very horror night before, on around March 2006, when four house beside mine was burn into rubble, caused by short circuit when it was rainy hard. Imagine, four houses nearby!!! How couldn’t I got panic?
And this second happening was also caused by predecessive fire about 1.5 months before, four blocks away from home, and six houses burned into ruins. Sigh.
3. Having symptoms after a traumatic event is not a sign of personal weakness.
Yep, I couldn’t agree more. It is normal reaction after you got shocked, then you got the post traumatic syndrome.
4. When a person understands trauma symptoms better, he or she can become less fearful of them and better able to manage them.
More people around to calm you down will work. But it’ll be better if you can control your very own mind, so you don’t get further to depression.
And pay attention to this expert statements:
- Although individuals with PTSD may feel overwhelmed by their symptoms, it is important for them to remember that there are other, positive aspects of their lives. There are helpful mental-health and medical resources available (see link below), and survivors have their strengths, interests, commitments, relationships with others, past experiences that were not traumatic, desires, and hopes for the future.
- Treatments are available for individuals with PTSD and associated trauma-related symptoms.
- Understanding the effects of trauma on relationships can also be an important step for family members or friends.
Those are great for preparation whenever you experience any kind of stress. Saving nearest fire station phone number will also be very helpfull for me, and to be proactive, save what can be saved whenever it happens again, hopefully no. Next, maybe I’ll call the customer service to subscribe for an SDB at the bank for the very first step. And buy small fire extinguisher. Do you know place where they can give me good price?