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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. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


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I have a lot of ptsd/anxiety issues and I have asperger's syndrome. I need a colonoscopy. Is that something that can be done in the or and under general anesthesia?

I have a lot of ptsd/anxiety issues and I have asperger's syndrome. I need a colonoscopy. Is that something that can be done in the or and under general anesthesia?

Talk with drs: Have a pre procedural visit with your doctor explaining your conditions. All medical procedures presume healthy mental status and mood. If you are at all unsure or uncertain, most doctors will make time to talk with you in detail about the procedure or collaborate with other doctors (psychologists and psychiatrists) to make the procedure clear and less anxiety provoking to the patient. ...Read more

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Can emotional trauma cause ptsd?

Can emotional trauma cause ptsd?

Emotional trauma: Is the primary cause of ptsd. Fear and horror are much more relevant than physical injury. The threat of injury or death is just as harmful as actual injury (obviously actual death would eliminate ptsd). Also, emotional trauma can cause many things besides ptsd, such as depression and other forms of anxiety. All effects of emotional trauma can benefit from psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Could you potentially have ptsd without some type of extreme trauma?

Could you potentially have ptsd without some type of extreme trauma?

Yes, Accumulative, : Complex trauma that is chronic in nature can lead to development of ptsd even if not necessarily life or limb threatening or horrific. ...Read more

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Is it possible for ptsd to last for a little over 15 years, even if you only subconsciously remember the trauma?

Not clear: Reliving is or re-experiencing trauma (s), being preoccupied with it -is an essential feature of ptsd. This may occur through dreams, thoughts, memories, feelings, halucinations, physiologic reactivity. With out reliving in some form, the criteria for ptsd is not met. However it is not uncommon to be unable to recall major aspects of a particular trauma. Does this answer your question? ...Read more

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Can someone experience symptoms of ptsd for a long period of time after the trauma that cuased it?

Sxs may come later: Many people do not experience symptoms of ptsd immediately or even have clear memories of their abuse until years or decades later. This is particularly true for childhood victims of abuse. An excellent resource is the book: the trauma tool kit healing ptsd from the inside out traumatoolkit.Com this award winning book helps people understand and heal from ptsd- mind , body and spirit. ...Read more

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Ptsd from borderline personality disorder? I was told that the emotions from borderline personality disorder are so strong that it can cause so much trauma it gives you ptsd is this true?

Ptsd from borderline personality disorder? I was told that the emotions from borderline personality disorder are so strong that it can cause so much trauma it gives you ptsd is this true?

Chicken/ egg??: This sounds a bit hard to track but... Individuals with borderline personality disorder have been traumatized in some manner early in life. Their behaviors and beliefs may make them vulnerable to particular stressors throughout their life. Examples are that depression and ptsd are seen more often in individuals with borderline personality disorder than the general population. ...Read more

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I'm dealing with trauma/ptsd right now. (in treatment). My brain functioning is very poor. Is this permanent or will get better with ptsd treatment?

I'm dealing with trauma/ptsd right now. (in treatment). My brain functioning is very poor. Is this permanent or will get better with ptsd treatment?

Cognitive symptoms: This is common. The brain's limbic system is involved. More specifically, the hippocampus is not working properly to store & retrieve memory. Intermediate memory can be very impacted. Additionally the frontal lobe of your brain is often napping. This can hurt cognition. As your ptsd improves, the cognitive functions should begin to show improvement too. I know it is scary - hang tough with tx. ...Read more

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Studied much about mind&nuero-paths from childhood trauma/PTSD?What's wrong w/tramadol longterm? it helps w/low-energy,aches &increases serotonin

Studied much about mind&nuero-paths from childhood trauma/PTSD?What's wrong w/tramadol longterm? it helps w/low-energy,aches &increases serotonin

Potential harm: Tramadol is a narcotic-type pain reliever whose off-shelf use is sometimes prescribed for anxiety. The problem are:that you build a tolerance to tramadol, meaning you can become physiological addicted, it interacts with other drugs; it interacts with alcohol. Mixing this drug with something else or taking more than the prescribed amount can lead to overdose and even death. ...Read more

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Do I have ptsd?

I don't know: Dear annnnn, we don't know your history - so we can't even hazard a guess. Ptsd occurs after a life threatening or horrific trauma & has sxs of reliving, avoidance and hyperarousal. ...Read more

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