Sunday, December 2, 2012

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Psychiatric comorbidity and complications, Athens Psychiatric Conference, Dec. 2, 2012

These are my rough notes from this lecture which was very impressive indeed with an excellent case presentation that led to much audience participation.

 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Psychiatric Comorbidity and Complicatios The First Interdisciplinary Congress "Psychiatry and Related Sciences" Chairs: I Reznick (Israel) , D. Papadatou (Greece) 

Psychiatric Comordity in PTSD Alevizopoulos (Greece)

 PTSD - 80% have co morbidity - -axis I - depression, substance abuse axis 2 - Borderline Personality Disorder Trauma doesn’t necessarily lead to ptsd

Case:  PTSD, Borderline , Substance abuse and mood disorder nexus -Oedipus suffered physical abuse and abandonment -adopted -developed substance abuse in adolescent -cruelly killed 5 strangers in minor road incident- impulsivity/borderline/mani -when crimes solved - attempted suicide - manipulative/borderline

Question and Answer Borderline personality disorders and Bipolars are similiar in ways Personality develops and trauma makes difference - don’t think ptsd leads to borderline or antisocial but can be anticedents - described production of cortisol as a factor in develpment after trauma
Discussion of sexual abuse and truama versus war trauma differentiate brother sister versus mother son and subsequent development of psychopathology
Discussion of PTSD incidence based on different countries experience Papadatou - offered that research on the ‘subjective experience’ of the trauma significant to development of trauma
Resilence offered as a consideration

I found this presenter to be incredibly experienced, informative, articulate, and at times amusing in that kindly way only a true clinician can be. Thoroughly delightful. DSCN0252 DSCN0253 DSCN0255

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