What we know so far

Mitchell Byrne, Emma Barkus, Alison Jones

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a response to situations, which challenge an individual’s emotional resources, beliefs and values. Likely triggering experiences for PTSD include situations where an individual is placed in a life and death situation either themselves or vicariously in a personal or occupational context. Certain factors, such as the processing of the event when it occurs, or repeated exposures to threatening situations, appear to increase the likelihood that PTSD will occur. There are treatments which lead to recovery for approximately 60 per cent of help-seeking individuals, but we know PTSD is largely both unrecognised and untreated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrauma-related stress in Australia
Subtitle of host publicationEssays by leading Australian thinkers and researchers
EditorsBob Douglas, Jo Wodak
Place of PublicationACT
PublisherAustralia 21
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9953842-0-0
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2016
Externally publishedYes


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