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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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Can CBD Help You With Mental Health?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many cannabinoids found in the plant cannabis sativa variety known as hemp [1]. It has an indirect effect on our endocannabinoid system which is responsible for a number of different functions, including (but not limited to): Inflammation Emotions Mood Pain Due to this effect, many people have turned to

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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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What to do About Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts are more than a nightmare for people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). They’re a bizarre behavior of the human brain that can happen to anyone. You ever just going about your day when – out of nowhere – you suddenly imagine a strange image or think up an unsettling thought? These thoughts can

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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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