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When targeted violence occurs, our belief in the good of others is questioned, and the desire to answer the question “why” is more important than ever. The second these tragedies occur the media searches for the “why,” and we as concerned, scared individuals stay tuned. I look at this as our first attempt in trying to put the pieces of this tragic puzzle together for ourselves. However, no matter how much the media learns about the reason behind the attack, or the mental state of the attacker, we are still left with no real answers. So, without our questions answered, what do we do? Where can we turn?
Some of the actual symptoms of PTSD can cause a person to isolate himself/herself. PTSD is characterized by three categories of symptoms: hyperarousal, intrusion and constriction. The way people cope with these symptoms can also contribute to isolation. Furthermore the way family, friends, co-workers and strangers interpret these behaviors and respond to them can contribute to isolation. To better understand the cycle of isolation review the PTSD symptoms and how they impact a person’s desire and ability to be social, review the categories of symptoms below.
This tip enlightens readers on the DSM-IV-TR criteria for BPD, and explains the basic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with the disorder. Also included is some references for treatment.