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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: When the Memories Won’t Go Away
©2000

After a traumatic shock, most people experience immediate symptoms of stress—and for some, the feelings do not fade away. In this program, psychiatrist Cécile Rousseau, psychologist Déogratias Bagilishya, and other specialists in the field of emotional trauma discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. The effects of adrenaline and cortisol on the body and the mechanics of narrative and emotional memory are also examined. Stories of trauma caused by child abuse, spouse abuse, war atrocities, and terminal illness are related by patients recovering from PTSD. (53 minutes)



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Victims of Oppression
Victims of oppression speak out about the effects that traumatic events have on their lives. Traumatic events can happen to anyone and often lead victims into post-traumatic stress disorder.