What you will learn

  • 1

    What is postraumatic stress disorder?

    • Introduction

    • What are the symptoms of PTSD?

    • What do clinicians look for?

    • How common is PTSD?

    • Measurement: Tracking your symptoms

    • Severity of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Scale - Adult (NSESSS) pdf

    • PTSD Severity Rating Scale (pdf)

  • 2

    Why does PTSD happen?

    • Introduction

    • Rate causes of ptsd

    • Nature and PTSD: Neural networks

    • A guided tour of some of the ways ptsd is revealed in your brain

    • The chemistry behind PTSD

    • Your genetic makeup and PTSD

    • Clues from the heart

    • The relevance of prior trauma

    • Resilience

  • 3

    Effective treatment of PTSD

    • Introduction

    • Rate treatments for PTSD

    • Acupuncture

    • Activity-based treatments including exercise and yoga

    • Non-invasive brain stimulation: rTMS

    • Medication and PTSD: First line treatments

    • Medications and PTSD: What doesn't work

    • Cognitive behavioural therapy & emdr

    • Exposure: Simple but effective

    • Therapies that don't work

  • 4

    What Next?

    • Getting started with your plan

    • References