Experts in the field call this reliving the event or re-experiencing
I'm tempted to say it's the same light in a seven-year-old seeing the Star Wars opening crawl for the first time, or a teary-eyed 40-year old re-experiencing
it after a decade.
These responses can include symptoms of arousal, re-experiencing
the trauma and avoidance.
But catharsis, like humour, implies a remove: You're re-experiencing
a past trauma, or inhabiting someone else's.
Symptoms characterizing PTSD come in three classes: re-experiencing
, avoidance, and hyper arousal (flashbacks, social isolation and insomnia).
1) In brief, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) defines PTSD as persistent and long-term changes in thoughts or mood following actual or threatened exposure to death, serious injury, or sexual assault that leads to re-experiencing
, functional impairment, physiologic stress reactions, and avoidance of thoughts or situations associated with the original trauma.
As a consequence, the individual may be prone to re-experiencing
the feelings generated by the trauma.
symptoms can exist on a continuum with primary psychotic symptoms, and comorbid substance use disorders can add additional diagnostic complexity.
This is a symptom known as re-experiencing
, in which the patient suddenly and vividly relives the traumatic event.
This repetition is at once a reenactment and re-experiencing
of a set of meanings already socially established; and it is the mundane and ritualized form of their legitimation.
Scientific research suggests that listening to or playing music can help ease the brain to process traumatic events without re-experiencing
them or shutting out painful memories.
The results suggest that the ability to create a structured narrativenot just re-experiencing
emotions but making meaning out of themallows people to process their feelings in a more adaptive way, which may in turn help improve their cardiovascular health," said Kyle Bourassa.