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Can A Child Make A Full Recovery From Ptsd Associated From Child Abuse
PTSD treatment: The most effective treatments for ptsd are 1) cognitive-behavioral therapy that includes gradual exposure to distressing situations, reminders and triggers in imagination and then real life and 2) eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (emdr). Either one should be combined with relaxation training and provided in a safe, supportive environment by an empathic therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ptsd because of my history of child abuse. Couselling doesn't seem to help, what should I do?
18yr. Bad anxiety+PTSD from child abuse.5 yrs therapy with 3 docs..nothing. 2 yrs until med school decision.Can't go like this.How to make it go away?
Take a deep breath: No quick fix unfortunately. You need to continue your search for the best therapy match and a doctor willing to work with you to help you improve your quality of life. It is not unusual to go through several therapists and med trials for your condition. A multi drug approach combined with psychotherapy is the standard of care. Surround yourself with caring supportive people. Avoid chaos or drama. ...Read more
Therapy may help: The effects of child abuse are long lasting and pervasive. Many people have issues that effect every aspect of their lives including relationships. Therapy -- either by a psychologist or therapist may help unravel the issues that impact your ptsd. Moreover, starting that now may help the issue from becoming worse and almost paralyzing in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have bipolar schizophrenia ptsd i was abused/tortured as a child my doctor said that triggered my disorders can they be triggered from environment ?
Yes: Yes, but there is usually a genetic connection. Check your family history on both sides of your family. Twin studies have indicated a definite family connection. Most important to take your medications and stay on them. Unfortunately too many people with your medical condition feel better after taking the medications and then stop and have a relapse. Continue your counseling! important! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could he be suffering from ptsd? My husband was sexually molested as a young child, once by an older man and then by teenagers. At the time, he was also being physically abused at home, so he had no one to turn to for help. He recently began dealing with
Eval: I don't think that the full hx is showing on my screen. Although it is clear he has been involved in traumatic events from the info available, it wasn't clear if it was impacting him. Ptsd is characterize by reliving through dreams, memories & thoughts, avoidance of triggers & anything that reminds of the events as well as autonomic hyperarousal to include physiologic rxns. Best to be evaluate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Homeless. Jobless+No Support. Have compounded PTSD. Abused as a child. Dating a Sociopath is what got me here. How can I heal? Who can I call? Where?
Possible solution: Samantha, I trust you are no longer dating the sociopath! I am a psychologist in San Diego and have suggestions that might be of real help to you. The preferred treatment for PTSD is Subliminal Therapy (visit www.stii.us) with hypnotic methods in second place (www.asch.net for a referral). If you will tell me what city you live in, I will give you more informa ...Read more
What are signs of adult a.D.D. ? And also ptsd? I was sexually abused as a child. Have issues with memory, easily distracted, depression, stress management/anxiety
You may have both: The sx of adhd and ptsd may overlap. Especially in the details of easy distractabilty and poor memory. You should see a counselor for your ptsd symptoms but you should get some comprehensive psychological testing to determine if you have both or the one diagnosis ater this you may or may not want to add medication to the counseling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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