Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
When the Memories Won't Go AwayStreaming Video - 2005
After a traumatic shock, most people experience immediate symptoms of stress-and for some, the feelings do not fade away. In this program, psychiatrist Cecile Rousseau, psychologist Deogratias Bagilishya, and other specialists in the field of emotional trauma discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. The effects of adrenaline and cortisol on the body and the mechanics of narrative and emotional memory are also examined. Stories of trauma caused by child abuse, spouse abuse, war atrocities, and terminal illness are related by patients recovering from PTSD.