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I think I have ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder). What should I do?

I think I have ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder). What should I do?

Let me explain: Today, there are good treatments available for ptsd. When you have ptsd, dealing with the past can be hard. Instead of telling others how you feel, you may keep your feelings bottled up. But talking with a therapist can help you get better. Find what kind problem you have and then treat it. Read this web site to see more details. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/treatment-ptsd.asp good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) be caused by someone close to you being imprisoned?

Can ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) be caused by someone close to you being imprisoned?

That depends: That depends. Ptsd most often is caused by involvement in one or more life-threatening or horrific events. However, there is a subset that we can see of care-givers who are deeply effected by their association with traumatized patients. So, depending on the situation, it may be possible. ...Read more

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Can post traumatic stress disorder ptsd lead to suicide?

Can post traumatic stress disorder ptsd lead to suicide?

Yes.: A traumatic experience, by definition, temporarily overwhelms a person's ability to cope with it. Ptsd can be extremely distressing and long lasting if not treated properly. Suicide is an act of desperation to stop pain or distress that is unbearable when the person sees no other alternative. It is important to know there are effective ways to treat ptsd. ...Read more

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Is Stockholm syndrome a kind of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Is Stockholm syndrome a kind of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

That can be the case: Stockholm Syndrome is not an official DSM diagnosis. It refers to a situation where some one is kidnapped or abducted and ultimately identifies with their captor and takes on their values . After such a situation therapy is usually very helpful. ...Read more

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What is post-traumatic stress disorder/ptsd?

What is post-traumatic stress disorder/ptsd?

PTSD: Ptsd is a type of anxiety disorder that can develop after seeing or experiencing a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. It can happen in all ages --after natural disasters such as floods, fires, and earthquakes, or other events such as rape, domestic violence, war, terrorism, or other assaults. History of previous trauma may increase likelihood of ptsd after a new event. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)?

What are the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)?

PTSD: Ptsd can develop after you've seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. Symptoms include reliving the event through flashbacks, repeated nightmares & memories of event, etc; avoidance or emotional numbing, feeling detached, having no interest in usual activities; and arousal -- difficulty concentrating, falling/staying asleep, startling, & hypervigilance. ...Read more

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I think I have ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder). What should I do?

Let me explain: Today, there are good treatments available for ptsd. When you have ptsd, dealing with the past can be hard. Instead of telling others how you feel, you may keep your feelings bottled up. But talking with a therapist can help you get better. Find what kind problem you have and then treat it. Read this web site to see more details. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/treatment-ptsd.asp good luck. ...Read more

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Is ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) a type of behavioral disorder or anxiety disorder?

Is ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) a type of behavioral disorder or anxiety disorder?

Great Question: Ptsd falls under the class of anxiety disorders. It is interesting that you asked if it is a behavioral disorder. I treat primarily complex ptsd. My combat ptsd patients have hyper-responsive fight or flight reactions. Irritability, high levels of anger & aggression can be very problematic. Ptsd is a destroyer of marriages & families. Road rage & violence when dissociated are major issues. ...Read more

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What are the some treatments of post-traumatic stress disorder and how well do they work?

PTSD treatment: Medications combined with psychotherapy, and emdr=emdr is most specifically made for ptsd and is very efficient. ...Read more

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What is a better treatment therapy or medicine for post traumatic stress disorder?

What is a better treatment therapy or medicine for post traumatic stress disorder?

That depends on.....: In some severe cases, i would stabilize the patient on psychotropic medications before going near any form of therapy. In a patient who has marked hyperarousal or who is agitated - touching on triggers at all can throw them into crisis. In some of these cases, we may take weeks regulating meds before we start talking therapy. Psychoeducation & cognitive processing therapy are very important. ...Read more

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What can I do about post traumatic stress disorder?

What can I do about post traumatic stress disorder?

Get help: With ptsd, it is tempting to hide from others because one may be very frightened of them. But it's essential to get help with this condition. You can work with therapists and psychiatrists -- there are helpful therapies and if needed, medications. There are support groups focused on particular kinds of trauma also. At home you can exercise physically and also use relaxation recordings, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post-traumatic stress disorder?

Can you tell me about post-traumatic stress disorder?

PTSD is...: an anxiety condition that develops from exposure to scary and often life-threatening event(s). It can impact relationships, job and educational performance, and other aspects of life. I provided a link that offers an overview of symptoms and treatment options. If concerned for yourself/another person, or for guidance please consider consulting HealthTap psychologist or psychiatrist. Be well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if post traumatic stress disorder is real?

Can you tell me if post traumatic stress disorder is real?

PTSD or: Post traumatic stress disorder is a very real psychiatric condition. I have treated many wounded warriors who have returned from combat with severe ptsd. Ptsd most often develops in the context of having life threateing 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, . ...Read more

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How can I cope with post traumatic stress disorder on my own?

How can I cope with post traumatic stress disorder on my own?

Your Story: One way is to tell your story. That might mean starting off very slow and writing about your trauma. The idea is to take it slow, so you don't overwhelm yourself and feel traumatized again. Keep building on your story. When and if you feel safe, consider sharing your story. Victims often feel silenced, so do the opposite and work on finding your voice. ...Read more

Dr. Wil Ausborn
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Music Therapy (Definition)

Music therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders is based on the idea that the part of the brain that communicates through music is different from the parts that communicate through speech. Perhaps music is a way to better communicate with children with autism, and perhaps, in turn, the process of musical improvisation may help people with autism to develop communicative skills that extend beyond music, and may improve ...Read more