Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health issue that some people who have encountered or seen a horrific event may develop. A single traumatic incident, such as a natural disaster, major accident, physical or sexual assault, or military conflict, may trigger PTSD. Alternatively, PTSD may develop over time, such as in the case of persistent abuse or violence.
In this episode, Kristen Harper discusses PTSD and how to support those who are affected by it.
About the Speaker
Every day will be chaotic; it's going to be tough. You just have to keep going and push hard. - Kristen Harper
Kristen Harper is a health and wellness speaker. She inspires audiences to keep healthy, happy, and motivated. Kristen founded her company, Perfect Health Consulting Services, LLC in 2009, with the goal of helping people all around the world become healthy.
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If you have PTSD, it's all about not giving up. - Kristen Harper
(00:39) Can you tell us about your journey in the area of health and wellness?
(02:56) PTSD is a mental health condition, as we know. Can you tell us more about it and the symptoms?
(07:02) How intense is PTSD, and what are its effects?
(13:49) At what age does PTSD trigger the most?
(14:34) Is PTSD mostly seen in women?
(15:30) How do we know it's time to seek a doctor?
(16:55) Are PTSD symptoms grouped into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative thoughts, and changes in physical and emotional reactions?
(19:22) Do you think there are PTSD patients who do not even know they have it?
(21:02) Are there any PTSD-related programs that can be incorporated into wellness programs?
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