Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that arises as a psycological reaction to a traumatic event. Stress, repeated moments of fear, avoidance of certain situations, and increased fear result from PTSD.
After undergoing through a traumatic experience, weeks or months may be required until the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder show up. The symptoms could be re-experiencing the traumatic moment, avoidance behaviors, and being easily frightened. Patients often suffer from depression, anxiety disorders, or substance abuse.
In about 10% of all people who experience trauma develop PTSD and 8% of all people will at one point in their lives, especially victims of rape, torture, and war experiences. Patients relive the trauma again and again and suffer from stressful memories and nightmares. Besides that, patients also avoid confrontations with situations or locations that remind them of the trauma, which in extreme cases can cause patients to withdraw themselves from social circles. Patients furthermore report an increase in their ability to be frightened as well as sleeping and concentration disorders.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is treated primarily with psychotherapy, where fear-management strategies and confrontation with fear-triggering environments is discussed. Antidepressant medications may also be employed in conjunction with therapy.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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