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Can Trauma Affect One Sibling More Than Another?

July 9th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Can Trauma Affect One Sibling More Than Another?

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
Can Trauma Affect One Sibling More Than Another?

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
Can Trauma Affect One Sibling More Than Another?

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 Therapy

November 7th, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Can Trauma Affect One Sibling More Than Another?

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
Can Trauma Affect One Sibling More Than Another?

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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Your Guide to Coping With PTSD

March 21st, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Coping with PTSD isn’t easy. While post-traumatic stress disorder is often associated with military and first-responders, it impacts a wide range of people for an equally wide range of reasons. The mental condition develops after a distressing event, which may involve anything from a roadside accident to a violent personal assault. If you experience post-traumatic stress …

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The 4 Most Common Causes of PTSD

February 10th, 2017 - 2 Comments

What are the common  PTSD causes (post traumatic stress disorder)? Post-traumatic stress disorder is a wide-spread problem. Close to 8 percent of Americans experience some form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in their lives. Most people relate post-traumatic stress to the military that have fought in combat. While this is very true, there are many other …

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Treating Trauma with Somatic Experiencing Therapy

December 23rd, 2016 - Leave a Comment

There are a variety of somatic experiencing techniques available to those in need of somatic trauma therapy. Somatic experiencing therapy is intended to relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through body sensations. It can also be used to help people experiencing other trauma-related symptoms and mental conditions. Let’s take a closer look at trauma, …

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The Benefits of EMDR Therapy for PTSD

December 19th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Trauma refers to an unexpected event where a person’s well being and safety was put at risk. The person’s emotional response may lead to mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. PTSD is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States and is considered difficult to treat. However, newer therapy …

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7 Signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

December 6th, 2016 - 2 Comments

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety that involves a wide range of symptoms ranging from mild to severe. PTSD is a result of experiencing intense trauma to the point where a person’s life and safety were in danger. It could have been a one-time occurrence or a repeated event, which often requires …

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