Tag: trauma

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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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.

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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