Through the years, the lack of understanding, and shame surrounding PTSD has frequently prevented proper healing regardless of whether the Patients are associated with the military, civilian or otherwise. Because PTSD is so personal, it's impossible to ascertain who will be affected, how, and why without fully understanding what it is as well as what it is not.


IN SUMMARY

Psychological effects seem more likely if the trauma is:

Human caused
Repeated
Unpredictable
Multifaceted
Sadistic (for example: sexual)
Undergone in childhood
Perpetrated by a caregiver
The result of a violent act, war, accident, rape, etc.

WHO ARE THE TRAUMA SURVIVORS?

BECAUSE violence permeates our culture as well as effects of violence and neglect are often dramatic and pervasive 

Many who seek services in the mental health system are trauma survivors. Because coping responses to abuse and neglect are varied and complex, trauma survivors may carry any psychiatric diagnosis and frequently trauma survivors carry many diagnoses. As interpersonal trauma does not discriminate, 
Survivors are both genders, all ages, races, classes, sizes, sexual orientations,  religions, and nationalities. Although females typically seek treatment with greater frequency, (unless military) many men and boys are survivors of childhood abuse and trauma. Under-recognition of male survivors, combined with cultural gender bias has made it especially difficult for these men to get needed help.


What are the Lasting Effects of Trauma?
There is no one diagnosis that contains all abuse survivor clients; rather individuals carrying any diagnosis can be survivors. Often survivors carry many diagnoses.

This study relates to the psychosocial and hormonal aspects pertaining to the brain's long term exposure to stress- what we do know, what we can do to better treat/diagnose patients and where to go from here?


According to the literature, abuse survivors may meet criteria for diagnoses of:


THE MODERN FACE OF PTSD
BATTLE FATIGUE - IT'S CAUSES
AND SYMPTOMS
PTSD - CAUSES AND CURES
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A FEW OF THE ARTICLES FOUND BY CLICKING ON THE LINK - AND YES, IT'S RELATED TO PTSD....
                                                                                  (the scientific side, where biology and behavior unite)
The prednisolone suppression test in depression: Dose-response and changes with antidepressant treatment
Psychoneuroendocrinology   10/29/2010

Carotid atheromatic plaque is commonly associated with hypopituitary men
Pituitary   11/01/2010

A Matter of the Heart: Myocardial Metastases in Neuroendocrine Tumors
Hormone and Metabolic Research   10/27/2010

The comparison of low and standard dose ACTH and glucagon stimulation tests in the evaluation of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis in healthy adults

Proton Pump Inhibitor- Induced Hypocalcemic Seizure in a Patient with Hypoparathyroidism
Endocrine Practice   11/09/2010

Comparison between the cortisol responses of the 1mug and the 250mug ACTH test in patients with suspected adrenal insufficiency
European Journal of Endocrinology   11/01/2010



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Substance dependence and abuse
Personality disorders (especially borderline personality disorder),
Depression
Anxiety (including post traumatic stress disorder), Dissociative disorders, and
Eating disorders (amongst other ailments)
Disability/honorable discharge from the military service
Suicidal ideology/tendencies
Pituitary dysfunctions/Multiple dysfunctions/Diabetes
Various battle syndromes/Gulf War Syndrome, etc.
NEW!!!  (click to read FULL text!!)
Drug prevents post-traumatic stress syndrome, study suggests
By Science Daily  Thursday, December 9, 2010
Northwestern researchers discovered the brain becomes overly stimulated after a traumatic event causes an ongoing, frenzied interaction between two brain proteins long after they should have disengaged."It's like they keep dancing even after the music stops," explained principal investigator Jelena Radulovic, associate professor of psychiatry