Wednesday, April 25, 2007

April 28: A talk on "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder"

This Saturday on the Indian Radio Show, we will be talking about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Many of us came to know about this term in the wake of recent incidents at Virginia Tech. However, it is important to realize how PTSD can affect people, in what conditions it can affect, and what are the ways to deal with PTSD.

The guest on the show will be Dr. Margaret Keeling, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development at Virginia Tech. Dr. Keeling will be accompanied by her Ph.D Student Jotika Jagasia. More information about Dr. Keeling is available here.

Do call in to ask questions and request songs at 540 231 9888. The show can be heard in Blacksburg on 90.7 FM and on internet by visiting and clicking on "Listen Online." The show timings are April 28 1-2:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time) and 10:30-12:00 pm (Indian Standard Time).



Anonymous said...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a type of anxiety disorder experienced by individuals who have undergone a very traumatic incident. However, it should not be confused with the usual grief felt by most people after the death of a loved one. The symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, nightmares, anger or rage, emotional detachment, memory loss, hyper-vigilance, and depression.