Soc. 453 part 3

  1. is trauma subjective or objective
  2. egocentric behavior
    • I could have done something different to prevent the problem
    • it was my fault
  3. Connection between PTSD and mental health
    they have similar symptoms
  4. PTSD and youth
    • younger children may put events in the wrong order or display egocentric behaviors
    • teens are more likely to show impulsive or aggressive behavior
  5. biophysical reaction to stess
    • body shuts down to handle trauma
    • activates the limbic system, when traumatic events occur the body reduces executive functions
  6. trauma and the HPA axis
    in traumatic events the fight or flight response is activated and it induces stress and leads to the release of cortisol which reactivates the cycle over and over
  7. result of chronic stress on the body
    • creates physical changes in the hippocampus
    • altered HC can lead to hyperactivity, difficulty with suppression of responses
  8. bio physical reactions to trauma
    sleep and appetite disturbance, fatigue, changes in interaction, withdrawal isolation, weakness, aches and pains
  9. emotional reactions to stress/trauma
    shock and disbelief, grief, anger, panic, numbing, feeling overwhelmed, hopelessness, detachment, guilt or shame
  10. psychological reactions stress/trauma
    difficulty concentrating, confusion, disorientation, uncertainty, nightmares, flashbacks, suspiciousness,  slow thinking
  11. ACES
    adverse childhood experiences
  12. result of ACES
    results in toxic stress that can harm a child's brain, can have serious effect on one's future health
  13. examples of social ACES
    emotional abuse, physical abuse. emotional neglect, physical neglect, mother treated violently, household substance abuse, household mental illness, parental separation or divorce, incarcerated household member, bullying, racism, sexism, witnessing violence in home
  14. percentage of ACE participants that experience abuse
  15. percentage of ACE participants that experience neglect
  16. percentage of ACE participants that experience household dysfunction
  17. effect of chronic stress on genetics
    • can induce epigenetic changes in the DNA  can induce bio psycho and social changes
    • ex: upregulation in cortisol expression
    • can pass on to multiple generations
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Soc. 453 part 3