Acute, chronic and complex PTSD: Exploring their neuroendocrinology and relationship to medically unexplained symptoms

Description

What exactly happens on a neuroendocrine level in acute, chronic and complex PTSD? Is there a relationship between this unusual neuroendocrine profile and a number of medical disorders of unknown origin which, often, do not respond to traditional symptomatic medical treatment? This seminar will review and examine the results of extensive neuroendocrine research relative to these trauma-induced disorders. The data from these research bases will be integrated with neuroendocrine research findings regarding autoimmune compromises associated with chronic trauma. Anomalous conditions, such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Systemic Lupus Erythematosis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and Rheumatoid Arthritis will be examined. This presentation will illustrate the neuroendocrine and causal relationship between the various forms of PTSD and these medical disorders. Accordingly, the implications for EMDR treatment will be examined, as well as referrals for medical treatment.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Uri Bergmann

Original Work Citation

Bergmann, U. (2012, October). Acute, chronic and complex PTSD: Exploring their neuroendocrinology and relationship to medically unexplained symptoms. Presentation at the 17th EMDR International Association Conference, Arlington, VA

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Citation

“Acute, chronic and complex PTSD: Exploring their neuroendocrinology and relationship to medically unexplained symptoms,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed May 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21647.

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