What Causes PTSD? 

Explanations of PTSD focus primarily on the way that the mind is affected by traumatic experiences. Theorists speculate upon facing overwhelming trauma, the mind is unable to process information and feelings in a normal way. It is as if the thoughts and feelings at the time of the traumatic event take on a life of their own, later intruding into consciousness and causing distress. Pre-traumatic psychological factors (for example, low self-esteem) may make this process worse (for example, low self-esteem may be reinforced by a brutal rape). Post-traumatic reactions by others (for example, a raped woman who is viewed by family as “dirty”) and by the self (for example, physical discomfort caused by memories of the rape) may also play a role in influencing whether such symptoms persist. It is hypothesized that only after successful reprocessing of the traumatic event(s) do PTSD symptoms decrease. In addition, powerful new techniques for studying the brain, its structures and its chemicals

Source: What Causes PTSD? | Psych Central

4 thoughts on “What Causes PTSD? 

  1. Although the main focus of PTSD is the mind, the body and spirit are also affected. By spirit I mean the innate core of a person, the spirit of who they are. There needs to be a three prong approach to treating PTSD since this is the case. This is the reason why just medication does not work as the trauma is still there and stuck in the body in the form of body memories. I suggest a three prong approach to treatment because all of these need to be cleared of traumatic energy.

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