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Struggling to Talk to Your Loved One About PTSD?

September 21st, 2023 - Read more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychological condition that results from exposure to traumatic events. People who suffer from PTSD often face challenges in communicating and connecting with their loved ones. It’s like a silent battle, a constant struggle between the overwhelming memories of the past and the pressing demands of the present. As …

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Five Empowering Realities for Sufferers of PTSD

June 28th, 2023 - Read more

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition borne out of traumatic experiences, and its impacts create far-reaching ripples in an individual’s life. The challenges and struggles associated with PTSD are immense and undeniable. However, the narratives woven around this condition also highlight resilience, courage, and the capacity to overcome. Yet, the journey with …

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Can You Prevent PTSD After Trauma?

July 5th, 2022 - Read more

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become one of the most well-known mental illnesses. It is often spoken of in the context of survivors of sexual and physical assault, car crashes, and home intruders, military veterans and survivors of war, and people who have lost loved ones. PTSD occurs when an individual who went through trauma …

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What Kind Of Events Lead To PTSD?

July 27th, 2020 - Read more

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex mental illness that affects about 3.5% of the US population. PTSD is spoken about often in mental health settings, and it has been portrayed on multiple TV series and movies. However, most people have only a vague awareness of what kind of events actually lead to the illness. …

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All About EMDR

October 24th, 2019 - Read more

What Is EMDR Considered a relatively new treatment, EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is used in psychotherapy. Simply put, during an EMDR therapy session, a trained therapist will ask the patient to recall a traumatic event and wave their finger side to side, mimicking what naturally occurs during dreaming. Other methods …

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How the Brain Deals with Trauma

May 26th, 2019 - Read more

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 - Read more

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 - Read more

People who experience sexual abuse in relationships, 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 …

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Having PTSD from Your Parents

December 21st, 2018 - Read more

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 - Read more

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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