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Having PTSD from Your Parents

December 21st, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Having PTSD from Your Parents

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
Having PTSD from Your Parents

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
Having PTSD from Your Parents

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 …

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The Trauma of Sexual Assault Discussion is Center Stage

October 9th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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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
Having PTSD from Your Parents

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
Having PTSD from Your Parents

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
Having PTSD from Your Parents

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 …

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Delayed – Onset Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

December 20th, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Having PTSD from Your Parents

Experiencing a traumatic event in your life can manifest itself in different ways. Everyone reacts to trauma in their own personal way and sometimes the aftermath can create complex mental health issues. Some people may seem to recover well initially, only to struggle with very severe symptoms that make daily life a struggle later on. …

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The Essence of Brainspotting

November 7th, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Having PTSD from Your Parents

While we’re careful here not to make bad analogies when it comes to mental health, looking at a treatment plan can feel a little bit like visiting a fusion restaurant and going over the menu choices – a lot of it can sound overwhelming and odd in name, but end up being quite pleasant, or …

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How Phobias Stem from Severe Trauma

October 26th, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Having PTSD from Your Parents

Specific phobias are complex psychological issues that are not completely understood in the medical field. From existing research, experts know that they can be caused by a number of different factors including genetic predisposition. Some individuals may not have a specific environmental cause for their phobia but in many cases, the fear can be caused …

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