How to Help Someone with PTSD


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Which of the following is NOT a potential cause of posttraumatic stress disorder?

I. A horror movie

II. Military combat

III. Rape

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What may posttraumatic stress disorder lead to?

I. Nightmares

II. Flashbacks

III. A negative impact on daily life

2. If a person with posttraumatic stress disorder is threatening immediate suicide, you should do which of the following first?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can affect people who have been through traumatic events. The causes and symptoms of PTSD as well as techniques for helping people who struggle with it are main topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo covers:

  • What to do if a person with PTSD is threatening immediate suicide
  • Point out methods for helping someone with PTSD
  • Explain what you can do to better support PTSD patients

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the potential causes of PTSD
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to explain what posttraumatic stress disorder can lead to
  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read information about helping a person with PTSD and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Discover more about this subject by reading the lesson named How to Help Someone with PTSD. This lesson is centered on the following objectives:

  • Name some symptoms that are often exhibited by people with PTSD
  • Explain why it is important to be free of distractions while speaking with PTSD patients
  • Give the name of a hotline that people can call when they are struggling with suicidal thoughts