Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Cause and Effect Essay by write123

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
An outline of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its treatment.
# 106338 | 1,884 words | 10 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 31, 2008 in Psychology (Disorders) , Medical and Health (General)

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The paper discusses the causes and effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as its treatment. The paper explains that this disorder results from a chemical imbalance in the brain and not merely from a traumatic experience.

Effects and Causes

From the Paper:

"Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that can develop after a terrifying event, where physical harm occurred. Some traumatic events may consist of violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat. The cause of post-traumatic stress disorder is unclear, however it is believed that chemicals or hormones released during a traumatic situation may cause long-term changes in the structures and functions of the brain."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Relationship Between Early Side Effects and Therapeutic Effects of Clomipramine Therapy in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Retrieved October 12, 2007, from;jsessionid=HRJdKvqtvWbF3zGK5TTRrHWxCjcGYN1Pbw82hD1VhQYMpflvMTyN!-1323538283!181195628!8091!-1
  • Obsessively Medicated. Retrieved October 12, 2007, from
  • Lower levels of whole blood serotonin in obsessive-compulsive disorder and in schizophrenia with obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Retrieved October 12, 2007, from
  • Immunological alterations in adult obsessive-compulsive disorder. Retrieved October 12, 2007, from
  • No association between obsessive-compulsive disorder and the 5-HT(1Dbeta) receptor gene. Retrieved October 12, 2007, from

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