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How the Brain Deals with Trauma

May 26th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

When someone goes through a traumatic experience it not only affects them emotionally but it can affect their brain functioning as well. The intense stress that someone experiences during a traumatic event can cause lasting changes that can affect their ability to cope with problems in the future. In the most severe cases of trauma, …

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Flashbacks in Complex PTSD

March 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

When someone experiences a trauma it can have a dramatic impact on their life and well-being long after the event has occurred. Trauma can cause mental, physical and emotional changes that can be very challenging to resolve. One of the most severe reactions to trauma is when individuals develop issues with complex post-traumatic stress disorder. …

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When Past Sexual Trauma Affects Your Relationships

January 6th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

People who experience sexual abuse, assault or rape are negatively impacted by this trauma in multiple ways. It affects not only their mental health and emotional well being but also their ability to safe and secure in their relationships. Sexual trauma can change a person forever but with treatment it is possible to repair some …

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Having PTSD from Your Parents

December 21st, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

Although post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is most commonly caused by experiences such as war, violent events and physical abuse there are other less extreme cases of PTSD. People can develop issues of trauma in situations where they are raised by an alcoholic parent, neglected as a child or emotionally bullied by their caregivers. …

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Manage Your Trauma with These Apps

November 26th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

People who struggle with PTSD often need extra support to help handle their symptoms. Trauma can cause serious issues that can interfere with daily life and having any type of assistance available can allow patients to manage their every day struggles. Resources such as mobile apps can be a helpful supplementary treatment option for people …

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Narcissist Abuse

October 15th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

Sometimes the people around us have self-centered tendencies but it can be difficult to spot a true narcissist especially at first. Unfortunately many people end up getting involved in relationships with a narcissist and are not aware of how much their behavior is affecting them until it is too late. Narcissist abuse is a problem …

Filed Under: Emotional Abuse, Mental Health, PTSD

The Trauma of Sexual Assault Discussion is Center Stage

October 9th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

After the powerful testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee, more attention has been drawn to the issues of sexual assault and its impact on victims. Ford asserted that not only was the event itself terrifying but it affected her for the rest of her life in many ways. Her story …

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What Does Psychological Trauma Do to the Brain?

September 10th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

People that experience trauma not only suffer from mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, they may even have significant changes in their brain. Victims of trauma, particularly those who develop PTSD may have their brain “rewired” in a sense due to their exposure to trauma. Childhood trauma can even impact the developing brain …

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Can Trauma Affect One Sibling More Than Another?

July 9th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

A traumatic event can have a devastating effect on an entire family and the relationships that they have with one another. The death of a family member, a violent accident, or a life-threatening experience can all have a very painful effect on each member of the family. It is important to remember that every person …

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Trauma After Gun Violence

March 8th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

With the recent tragedy in Parkland and the kinds of shootings that take place all too often around the country, it is important to recognize the impact of gun violence on the individuals involved. People who experience a shooting are likely to be affected by long term psychological effects of the traumatic event. Even those …

Filed Under: Grief, PTSD, Stress