What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and what impact can it have on adults’ lives? As part of our ongoing efforts to examine all areas of mental health, AETN is exploring this important topic in a new episode of “Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.” Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m
An anxiety disorder that may develop after an individual experiences a life-threatening event, PTSD can trigger extreme reactions. 7.7 million Americans 18 and older experience PTSD, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
To begin examining PTSD, we’ll be showing “Long Road Home” a documentary that explores the impact of wartime PTSD. Following the film, host Jancey Sheets and an expert panel made up of Linda Northam, acting coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Behavioral Health Services Office of Consumer Affairs; Jeffrey Pyne, M.D., research scientist and staff physician at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine; Erick Messias, M.D., PhD, associate professor and medical director for the Walker Family Clinic of the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute, will discuss the film and PTSD, in addition to answering viewer questions.
In their discussion, our expert panel will discuss all aspects of PTSD, including stigma, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and medications. You’re encouraged to call with your questions. Trained representatives of the National Alliance for Mental Illness Arkansas will be answering your calls and referring them to our experts to answer on air.
“Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes” is underwritten by the Arkansas Mental Health Research and Training Institute of the Division of Behavioral Health Services and the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014