PCA Doctor Who PTSD

Doctor Who superhero paper
A Good Man Survives the War
An Analysis of the Doctor’s Madness Using the 4-Factor Model for PTSD (grammar issue in title)
Romeo Cerimele

grouped core symptoms into four factors
re-experiencing (one or more)
upsetting thoughts
nightmares
flashbacks
upset by reminders
feelings in the body (internal reaction)
Avoidance (one or more)
Trying not to talk about personal things, things associated with trauma
Avoid activities
Numbing (two or more) reactionary
Cannot remember
Loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed
Emotional distance
Restricted affect, problem experiencing right emotions at the right time
No future plans, no schedule
Hyperarousal (two or more)
Trouble sleeping
Irritable
Concentration problems
Overly careful
Jumpy

The symptoms can cause each other.
Nightmares -> trouble sleeping -> irritability

We’re going to talk about how these symptoms are manifest in the doctor.
Can be a cover for other symptoms.

Hyperarousal (one of easiest things to see)
Hyper in hyperarousal 11th doctor
Further characterized by reckless and self-destructive behavior (coping mechanism for number of these symptoms)

“little is known about the mechanisms underlying emotional numbing” Litz, Schengler, Weathers, Caddell, Fairbanks, and LaVange
doctors’ hyper-arousal symptoms as a complex coping mechanism for emotional numbness

Things likely to see in the doctor
Continue to lash out more
Punish friends and foes
Alienate form others
Insulate from those that question
Withdraw into himself
Pursue more reckless behavior

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