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Best treatment for lifelong lsd flashbacks?

Best treatment for lifelong lsd flashbacks?

Unknown: Since the cause of flashbacks is mostly unknown, i.e., could be related to situational memory states, simply a memory cued like others with a sensory trigger (music, light, smell), (unlikely) sequestered drug being released, some other neurological cue (trauma-like reaction) or process, the treatment is not widely known if it exists. Regular primary care, healthy lifestyle &drug abstinence is key. ...Read more

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Flashbacks (Definition)

A vivid memory that is sudden and disturbing from an event in the past. Could be as a result of psychological trauma or taking ...Read more


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Have PTSD(2008)on meds, having horrible daily nightmares, flashbacks, am in therapy- causes restless sleep,feeling very fatigues all the time, help?

Have PTSD(2008)on meds, having horrible daily nightmares, flashbacks, am in therapy- causes restless sleep,feeling very fatigues all the time, help?

Has your doctor: considered an off label of prazosin for your nightmares/ insomnia? Are you working with a provider who has expertise in PTSD? Don't know what type of therapy you are involved with. Cognitive Processing Therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), EMDR & virtual reality exposure therapy can be very helpful with PTSD. Don't lose hope. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to help control flashbacks from ptsd? (childhood sexual assault survivor)

What are the best ways to help control flashbacks from ptsd? (childhood sexual assault survivor)

PTSD flashbacks: Psychotherapy with emdr (eye movement desensitization & reprocessing) can be very helpful for these flashbacks. http://www.emdr.com/general-information/what-is-emdr.html this is done in the context of an ongoing therapeutic relationship to help you work through and release the painful aspects of what has happened to you. History can't be changed, but your future can. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Pdoc said that with no "proof" i can't say i was s/abused @ 2 yrs. I'mhurt. Is it true? Sistr was abused by granpa, and i had sexual behaviours and sx's growing up.No flashbacks, mem's r reliable now?

Complicated!!: I'm so sorry for your suffering. The human body is amazing at healing itself and it is usually not possible to tell from a physical exam if abuse occurred. 95% of sexually abused persons have a normal physical exam. Your best plan is therapy with a provider experienced with child sexual abuse. You can contact your nearest child advocacy center for a therapy referral. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I stop having flashbacks or stop it from progressing if it starts? I can't leave the house. I can't function or breathe. Help. Please.

Please seek: Treatment with a psychiatrist and therapist as soon as possible. PTSD and other illnesses are treatable, and it sounds as though you’re suffering terribly. There are medications available that may be of benefit for you, and therapy can help you learn how to cope more effectively. The combination of meds and therapy can be more effective than either one alone. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you stop flashbacks?

How can you stop flashbacks?

Psychotherapy: Flashbacks are your psyche's way of communicating to you that it is having difficulty integrating that specific memory in a comfortable/ sensible way. Flashbacks are very common reactions to traumatic experiences. Psychotherapy can help! most therapists have experience helping people heal from traumatic experiences. The process is safe and confidential. ...Read more

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Can people really have flashbacks?

Yes it is a common: symptom of PTSD and they can be very frightening and realistic. ...Read more

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I keep having flashbacks about my past?

Get in therapy.: Flashbacks are your psyche's way of communicating to you that it is having difficulty integrating that specific memory in a comfortable/ sensible way. Flashbacks are very common reactions to traumatic experiences. Psychotherapy can help! most therapists have experience helping people heal from traumatic experiences. The process is safe and confidential. ...Read more

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Is it normal/common to dissociate after a flashback?

Is it normal/common to dissociate after a flashback?

Flashbacks are: the psyche's attempt to integrate trauma into the memory. Dissociation can be part of it. You need to see a mental health professional. Please don't try to cope alone. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Flashbacks?

See below: A vivid memory that is sudden and disturbing from an event in the past. Could be as a result of psychological trauma or taking drugs, such as LSD. ...Read more