CHS 305 University of Arizona PTSD Recurrent Distressing Dreams of The Event PaperCourse


CHS 305 University of Arizona PTSD Recurrent Distressing Dreams of The Event PaperCourse

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Question Description

Part 1 of Assignment:

Note: this is a continuing education workshop, and is a credential you can add to your resume and LinkedIn – you would phrase it as “PTSD Continuing Education PTSD 101 completed 2016” or similar.

There are no APA requirements for this assignment 🙂

Please complete the following 45 minute continuing education module on PTSD:

Hamblen, J. (Producer). (2009). What is PTSD? National Center for PTSD. Retrieved from…

Note:to start the video locate the blue “Take the Course” tab (lower left area of photo) and click the hyperlink “Watch the Course (Flash)”. It takes several moments for the graphics to appear on some slides – be patient, they eventually show up!

Complete the post-test below by highlighting the correct response:

  • Which of the following is an example of a re-experiencing symptom?
    • Recurrent distressing dreams of the event
    • Avoiding situations that remind you of the event
    • Exaggerated startle response
    • Difficulty concentrating
  • A woman who was raped tries hard to never think or talk about her experience. This symptom would be categorized in which of the following PTSD symptom clusters?
    • Re-experiencing
    • Avoidance/numbing
    • Hyperarousal
    • All of the above
  • In the DSM-V criteria for PTSD, the hyperarousal cluster symptoms look very similar to most other anxiety disorders and include:
    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Irritability
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Exaggerated startle response
    • All of the above
  • Individuals with PTSD have an elevated risk of having other problems including:
    • Other mood, anxiety and substance use disorders
    • Poor physical health
    • Substance use disorders
    • Poor physical health
    • Greater functional impairment and reduced quality of life
    • All of the above
  • According to the DSM-V, a patient must exhibit _____ or more of the following symptoms: sleep disturbance, irritable behavior and outbursts of anger, problems with concentration, hypervigilance, reckless or self-destructive behavior, and exaggerated startle response.
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Which of the following are factors associated with persons who get PTSD?
    • Personal factors (historic, demographic, genetic)
    • The recovery environment (social support, stressful life events, new trauma)
    • The traumatic event (unintentional, intentional)
    • None of the above
    • Both ‘a’ and ‘b’
    • a, b & c
  • Psychosocial interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) such as prolonged exposure and cognitive processing therapy are the most effective long-term intervention/treatment(s) for PTSD.
    • True
    • False

Part 2 of Assignment:

Review the RAND summary report regarding the quality of care for PTSD and depression in the military health system:

Hepner, Kimberly A., Elizabeth M. Sloss, Carol P. Roth, Heather Krull, Susan M. Paddock, Shaela Moen, Martha J. Timmer and Harold Alan Pincus, (2016). Quality of care for PTSD and depression in the military health system: Phase I Report. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

Using the table provided, address the following prompts:

Prompt #1:Briefly list three ‘take home messages’ from this report that are valuable in informing your future career role:

Prompt #2:How do you anticipate addressing these issues in your future role?

Prompt #1: “Take home message”Prompt #2: How I anticipate addressing this issue in my future role