Sharing PTSD Stories

Please take a moment to answer this simple survey.  I am curious about whether fellow PTSD patients find the stories of other patients helpful.  This is in support of the book project I… Continue reading

Medical Marijuana Use and Mental Disorder

Originally posted on weedhubca:
For ages, it has been proven that the medical marijuana use has been tied in to reduce and treat grave health problems, even with its hard popularity in community.…

6 ways to recover from Complex Trauma or Complex PTSD

Originally posted on counselorssoapbox:
By David Joel Miller. You can recover from Complex Trauma or Complex PTSD. Complex Trauma or Complex PTSD is the result of repeated injuries, each of which creates additional…

Do I Have PTSD?

Originally posted on Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma in Tucson:
How do you know if you are experiencing posttraumatic stress? Educating yourself about trauma and its impact is a good way to begin.…

Trust, Loneliness and PTSD

One of the most difficult aspects of my battle with Complex PTSD has been loneliness. Throughout my childhood, loneliness was something that I always felt, even when surrounded by people who were supposed… Continue reading

Some Things To Say To A Person With Depression

This is a great list of things to say to a person with depression, which is a prominent feature of PTSD. I would add a couple more to address anxiety: 1.) What would… Continue reading

The Real “T” in PSTD

In this Huffington Post article, Wray Herbert, the author of On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind’s Hard-Wired Habits, outlines the findings of a Danish study of PTSD in soldiers deployed to Afghanistan.  The… Continue reading

What is Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) is a psychological injury that results from protracted exposure to prolonged social and/or interpersonal trauma with lack or loss of control, disempowerment, and in the context of either… Continue reading

Child Abuse Accommodation Syndrome

This paper was extremely helpful for understanding my ability to tolerate what was happening to me as a child.  Reading it was cathartic… a key piece fell into place. The Child Sexual Abuse… Continue reading

Childhood Trauma and Psychosis

In the last decade, a substantial number of population-based studies have suggested that childhood trauma is a risk factor for psychosis. In several studies, the effects held after adjusting for a wide range of… Continue reading

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