May 28, 2020
Here to discuss PTSD with us today is Dr. Una McCann, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she is also the Co-Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Sleep Research. Previously, she held positions as a research psychiatrist at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and as Chief of the Unit on Anxiety at the National Institutes of Mental Health. She is an editorial board member for 6 different medical journals, and widely regarded as a pre-eminent expert on depression and anxiety.
We discuss how PTSD is an anxiety disorder. Una goes through the criteria for what is considered PTSD and the behavior that comes with the disorder. They talk about why some people go through traumatic experiences and develop PTSD and why others don't.