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How can I overcome ptsd without medications or a professional therapist?

How can I overcome ptsd without medications or a professional therapist?

I don't advise it.: If you feel you must go it alone, read everything you can about it. Most people don't know they have ptsd since it can mimic major depression, bipolar disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, even ocd. I would advise you to get professional help and not try to go it alone. It can be a very serious disorder, even fatal. ...Read more

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Horrible flashbacks, PTSD, raped numerous times, past therapist said to masturbate to get over this, can't this, just brings on more flashback & pain?

Horrible flashbacks, PTSD, raped numerous times, past therapist said to masturbate to get over this, can't this, just brings on more flashback & pain?

Would encourage you: to work with a therapist who has expertise in PTSD. Masturbation is not likely to cause healing. However approaches like cognitive processing therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), psychotherapy or virtual reality exposure therapy may be effective. Be mindful that psychiatric medications are often indication. There is hope with the ...Read more

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How can I become a volunteer therapist for ptsd with our veterans?

You can volunteer.: You certainly can volunteer and the military would be happy for your service! i would suggest contacting the national guard bureau and discussing options. Good luck! ...Read more

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What type of therapist should be seen if someone is experiencing ptsd while in the car after being in a car accident?

What type of therapist should be seen if someone is experiencing ptsd while in the car after being in a car accident?

See Below: I'm sorry about your experiences. You might want to find a therapist, specializing in treating trauma (you can ask your primary care doctor for recommendation or call your insurance company). If there's a need, medication regimen might be started as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my therapist thinks I have ptsd?

What do you suggest if my therapist thinks I have ptsd?

PTSD, now what?: PTSD is caused by exposure to some type of trauma—directly or vicariously. A large body of research suggests that Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TFCBT) is highly effective in treating PTSD. Your therapist might address your PTSD-symptoms or refer you to a TFCBT practitioner. An open discussion with your therapist about this diagnosis and treatment plan might help you with next steps. ...Read more

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My therapist thinks I have ptsd. How can I know for sure?

My therapist thinks I have ptsd. How can I know for sure?

PTSD: Disorder most often develops in the context of having life threatening or horrific experience(s). There are sxs of avoidance (avoiding triggers – as well as thoughts or memories or feelings associated w the trauma), reliving (nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories) & hyperarousal (fight or flight reactions, ^ startle reflex,hypervigilance & strong reactions to triggers). Review your sxs with ...Read more

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How to find a therapist for handling ptsd and panic attacks? Referal from pcp not an option. Already of lexapro (escitalopram).

How to find a therapist for handling ptsd and panic attacks? Referal from pcp not an option.  Already of lexapro (escitalopram).

Found this site: This website seems to list therapists (psychologists, social workers and master degree). It also describes specialty and you can sort by disease and gender. Seems super helpful: http://therapists.Psychologytoday.Com/rms/prof_results.Php?Sid=1383188858.0852_7898;city=santa+clara;county=santa+clara;state=ca;spec=3;lmore=1#sc1. ...Read more