News misconceptions abut PTS ( disorder is a DSM ) stigma tag Loose it

Newly published research sheds light on how news media shared on social media may represent skewed perspectives on mental health, specifically for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Such representations typically perpetuate inaccurate stereotypes, and when spread across social media, these portrayals can exacerbate misperceptions.

The primary researcher, psychologist Scott Parrot, discusses some of the most prevalent myths regarding PTSD:

“First, people incorrectly assume PTSD affects sufferers immediately after traumatic events when in reality, symptoms can emerge well after an event. Second, people perceive the condition as one affecting only military veterans. PTSD affects 11% to 30% of veterans […] Still, the condition can affect anyone, regardless of occupation, race, gender, age, or other demographics. Third, people incorrectly believe PTSD affects people who are weak and should ‘get over it.’ A number of factors feed PTSD and other mental illnesses, but a supposed connection between PTSD and personal weakness is a myth.”

Parrot further suggests the negative impact of such myths on the population with PTSD, particularly veterans who have PTSD. It is not uncommon for them to refuse to seek help for fear of being labeled “violent, crazy, or dangerous,” a widespread misconception of the public. Parrot points to skewed news media representation as the potential culprit to such a phenomenon.

News Organizations Spread Misconceptions About PTSD on Social Media

Author: GreatCosmicMothersUnited

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