Skip to 0 minutes and 21 seconds In a world where close to 80 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, were hundreds of thousands of lives are lost, natural disasters and a global pandemic, and where conflict and violence are widespread, it should come as no surprise to learn that cases of post traumatic stress disorder or - PTSD - are believed to be on the rise. This distressing mental health condition - caused by exposure to traumas which threatened serious harm or death - can leave people suffering from flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, depressed mood and insomnia. It can have a devastating impact on the individuals quality of life, especially as they are often withdrawn and difficult to engage in care.
Skip to 0 minutes and 55 seconds Conflict related traumas, interpersonal trauma, such as sexual assault and exposure to serious accidents, can all lead to PTSD. But with conflict forcing millions of traumatised individuals to flee their homes all over the world, awareness of PTSD is more vital than ever to ensure the wellbeing of displaced populations. That is why the University of Glasgow has created this online course, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Global Context. Our short program explores the definition of trauma and PTSD the prevalence of PTSD across the globe; barriers to diagnosing and treating PTSD; and Prevention strategies for PTSD.
Skip to 1 minute and 27 seconds The course has been put together by diverse team of academics and psychiatrists with a background in global mental health, psychology, psychiatry and public health from one of the prestigious Russell Group Universities, renowned for its research excellence and global reach. So if you want to expand your knowledge of trauma and psychological well being, this course is a perfect introduction.