Friday, June 1, 2012

... post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd): therapy and treatment in the philippines ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, quezon city, manila, philippines)

post-traumatic stress disorder or ptsd is what happens to a person who gets exposed to a traumatic experience.  symptoms of ptsd include: 1)  flashbacks of the event, 2)  repeated nightmares and memories, 3)  depression, and 3)  anxiety.

 tv5's "bitag" crew, hosted by ben tulfo, brought to me a kid they wanted to be evaluated for ptsd.  

from my interview, i learned this kid was in the school canteen when a hot cup of noodles accidentally got poured on her by another student.  because of the accident, she incurred 2nd degree burns on her shoulder which later developed into a keloidal scar.  in the months that followed, she indeed experienced the symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome enumerated above.  

for people experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, medications including anti-depressants and anxiolytics may be necessary, and psychotherapy is a must in order to facilitate the healing process. 

oh by the way, if this pretty kid looks familiar, it's because you've probably seen her picture plastered on the walls of jollibee restaurants.  

rumors have it that even jollibee was not spared from post-traumatic stress disorder after experiencing a traumatic and humiliating experience at the mall.