Conny Petö Đeneš


Post-traumatic stress disorder

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Reactions include feelings of horror, helplessness, intense fear and nightmares

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying traumatic event — either experiencing it or witnessing it, such as sexual assault, warfare, traffic collisions, or other threats on a person's life. Symptoms may include disturbing thoughts, flashbacks, feelings, or dreams related to the events, mental or physical distress to trauma-related cues, attempts to avoid trauma-related cues, alterations in how a person thinks and feels, and an increase in the fight-or-flight response. These symptoms last for more than a month after the event.

Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may start within one month of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event. These symptoms cause significant problems in social or work situations and in relationships.

They can also interfere with your ability to go about your normal daily tasks.

PTSD symptoms are generally grouped into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. Symptoms can vary over time or vary from person to person.

If not adequately treated, acute PTSD develops into a permanent and chronic state of anxiety or agoraphobia.

Simulations in Virtual therapy which I’m doing for PTDS are:

  • Fear of driving after experiencing traffic accident - driving simulation in different situations and driving conditions, as a driver and as a passenger.
  • Fear of burglars - simulation of scene burglary in the house at night.