Category Archive: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Jun 23

PTSD Box Set: PTSD Guide for Individuals Suffering from Post

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Not all people who experience trauma require treatment; some recover with the help of family, friends, a pastor or rabbi. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a medical condition that can develop after experiencing a terrifying event. How you respond to the trauma is based on what you were like before and the kind of support you receive after. Be aware that recovery is not a straight path but a matter of two steps forward and one back.

Jun 23

Writers Without Borders (Lauer Series in Rhetoric and

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The victims had to depend on outside relief for months; some of them had to live in the shelters for weeks to months. She turned the wheel of her pickup, felt a wrenching jolt, and watched the roadway fly into a spin. “No!” she heard herself screech. From group therapy to casual activities, just being surrounded by other PTSD survivors will help you know that you are not alone and facilitate the recovery process. You don't have to try to handle the burden of PTSD on your own. He was absorbed with the death of his friends in combat, Vietnamese civilians, enemy soldiers, and his own sense of having died.� [emphasis added] After his tour, he wrote [taken from Wounds of War]: Ours and theirs -- reside inside, Can we interpret the words in this poem in a literal fashion?

Jun 23

When Trauma Survivors Return to Work: Understanding

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But it needs to be better understood.” Although PTSD has been classified as a psychiatric illness for nearly a century, only in recent years has research given us greater understanding of the neurobiological basis of the disorder. Those two opposing statements are equally valid. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch SL, eds. However, 10% to 15% will go on to develop chronic PTSD [104]. Your mental attitude is just as important to the final outcome as your physical response.

Jun 22

Trauma and Mastery in Life and Art

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But the violent behavior is usually against family members or fellow troops, not strangers, mental health professionals say. If this is the case, PTSD may be said to be present. Various psychological treatments have been tested in randomized controlled trials. Sometimes benzodiazepines are prescribed for PTSD. It helps understand the origins of the problem and to find solutions Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR). Context Record numbers of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans survive their war injuries and yet continue to experience pain and mental health problems, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Jun 22

Journal of Traumatic Stress, Volume 18, Number 2 (JTS -

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Based on the extant evidence, nightmares appear to be particularly relevant to posttraumatic stress disorder, and may even be implicated in its pathophysiology. The treatment of complex trauma often requires a multi-modal approach PTSD is commonly treated using a combination of psychotherapy ( cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, and exposure therapy are popular) and psychotropic drug therapy ( antidepressant or atypical antipsychotics, e.g. brand names such as Prozac (fluoxetine), Effexor (venlafaxin), Zoloft (sertraline), Remeron (mirtazapine), Zyprexa (olanzapine), or Seroquel (quetiapine)).

Jun 22

Trauma Treatment Techniques: Innovative Trends

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Compound that vulnerability and predisposition for mental illness with the trauma of war combat, and the alarming rates of suicide follow as a natural consequence. Many sufferers will develop physical ailments due to the high amounts of constant stress. The full symptom picture must be present for more than 1 month (Criterion E), and the disturbance must cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. (Criterion F).

Jun 22

Ending Anxiety, Panic & PTSD - Like Magic

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It wasn’t until the eighties, when the name changed to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, that others who had not been in battle, but had been the victims of car accidents, domestic abuse, rape, incest, or other traumas that these people finally got the help they needed and the disorder was clearly defined and studied. Identification of PTSD in children presents particular problems, but is improved if children are asked directly about their experiences. The answers to these questions are unknown, but according to PubMed Health, when certain people of any age experience anything from rape or a terrorist attack to a stay in prison or domestic abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder can result.

Jun 22

Got Parts? An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Successfully

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Currently, there are limited data about safe and effective interventions to treat these individuals. One unique facet to the war in Vietnam was the number of addicts and alcoholics who returned to the states only to have to deal with this problem. Curbside Manner – It has been demonstrated that the support given to citizens by firefighters after an event increases a person’s capability to recover from that event. Much of the general public and many mental health professionals doubted whether PTSD was a true disorder.

Jun 22

Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of

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Stergiopoulos E, Cimo A, Cheng C, et al; Interventions to improve work outcomes in work-related PTSD: a systematic review. Contracting a sexually transmitted disease (not including HIV/AIDS): Recent rape victims were more than twice as concerned as all rape victims about contracting sexually transmitted diseases. (43% Vs 19%). Important limitations of this study are that VA administrative data provide no information on symptoms or treatment outcomes, and they do not allow differentiation between veterans who served during the Vietnam or Persian Gulf eras with and without combat exposure or who experienced combat trauma.

Jun 21

Wild Zen: An Inner Roadmap to Humanity

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I started a lengthy course of private psychotherapy involving exposure and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing. Later, the plan calls for treating conditions including chronic pain and even traumatic brain injury. J Nerv Ment Dis 180 (12): 760-6, 1992. [PUBMED Abstract] Rundell JR, Ursano RJ, Holloway HC, et al.: Psychiatric responses to trauma. This is one reason many of us are unemployable. Marital problems, and alcohol and chemical dependencies can also result from PTSD.

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