Tag: post-traumatic stress disorder

How to Overcome PTSD: 5 Coping Strategies

There is no guide to overcoming post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Still, mental health professionals have observed some trends among people who successfully treat their PTSD. It all begins with identifying symptoms and then finding a way to keep them under control.

The Five Responses to Trauma

Our brains have unique ways of responding to trauma when it occurs or when we re-live its memories. By understanding these, you have a better chance at overcoming post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A person may suffer from PTSD when: Experiences a traumatic event. Witnesses a traumatic event. Hears about a traumatic event (rare). Whatever this

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What is Complex PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a form of anxiety that develops after someone experiences a traumatic event. People are diagnosed with complex PTSD (C-PTSD) when they’ve symptoms continue after months or years [1]. It can often be difficult for people with PTSD to let go of their traumatic event. No matter what your personal experience

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Why You Should Be Wary of Prescription Drugs

Just because the doctor said it was okay, doesn’t actually make it okay. One of the leading causes of the opioid epidemic is prescription drug abuse [1]. Many who receive specific medications develop an addiction they feel they have no control over. In turn, when these prescriptions run out, they turn to the streets to

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How Does PTSD Effect Sexual Assault Survivors?

A guide on sexual assault and the effects it has due to PTSD.

Did Ancient Philosophers Understand Mental Health?

A deeper look into how ancient philosophers viewed mental illness.

The Depravity of His Mind

There was this one time when I was a child. My family and I had taken a vacation to San Diego. I was boogie boarding when suddenly, on the beach’s distant shore, I saw my father and mother screaming my way. A moment of fear struck me simply because I trusted their distress. I turned

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What is a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (better known as PTSD) is a mental disorder which is precipitated by a distressing event. The victim either experiences the event or witnesses it firsthand. It’s common for people who experience a traumatic event to then go through a short period of adjustment and coping. However, the majority of these people will

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