POST INCARCERATION SYNDROME

POST INCARCERATION SYNDROME TAKEN FROM THE RESEARCH OF TERRY GORSKI

The Post Incarceration Syndrome (PICS) is a mixed mental disorders with four clusters of symptoms:

(1) Institutionalized Personality Traits

(2) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

(3) Antisocial Personality Traits (ASPT)

(4) Social-Sensory Deprivation Syndrome

(5) Substance Use Disorders

Symptoms of the Post Incarceration Syndrome (PICS)

1. Institutionalized Personality Traits

2. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

3. Antisocial Personality Traits

4. Social/Sensory Deprivation Syndrome

Post Release Symptom Progression

· Stage 1 Helplessness and hopelessness

· Stage 2 intense immobilizing fear;

· Stage 3 emergence of intense free-floating anger and rage ,emergence of flashbacks and other symptoms of PTSD;

· Stage 4 a tendency toward impulse violence upon minimal provocation;

· Stage 5 severe isolation

· Stage 6 intensification of flashbacks, nightmares, sleep impairments, and impulse control problems