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Tips For Dealing With PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is a mental health disorder that may be experienced by those people who have experienced or witnessed a frightening and/or traumatic event. It’s a common disorder that can result in flashbacks, memory loss, nightmares, and more. Everyone has different ways to combat PTSD, and there are over 100 references from books to websites to …

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5 Tips to Stay Focused and Make Better Decisions After a Past Trauma

When you are in the middle of a traumatic event, it is easy to feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster. You may find yourself feeling happy one moment and sad the next. Your thoughts may be scattered and chaotic, or you may find that your emotions are so overwhelming that it’s hard to think at all. Past traumatic …

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How to Handle the Trauma Caused By a Car Accident?

If you’ve been in a car accident, you know it can be a traumatic experience. The shock of the collision, the fear and adrenaline rush, and the injuries can all take their toll on your mind and body. It’s essential to take care of yourself after a car accident and seek help if needed. This comprehensive guide will discuss how …

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A story of resilience, overcoming trauma and hope by Bernadette Erb

Bernadette Erb remembers vividly the first time she was abused. She was 2 1/2 years old; she didn’t understand why. Later, she was sexually abused on three occasions but for fear of recrimination, she stayed silent. These scars of abuse followed her as she struggled to live her life. As she grew older, she found her courage and at the …

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PTSD After A Motorcycle Accident

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD can wreak havoc on your mental health. PTSD often occurs after you experience a life-threatening or traumatic event. It is associated with feeling on edge, having trouble sleeping, fear of returning to the place where the trauma occurred, and other life debilitating symptoms.  Although some people begin to feel an improvement after a few …

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How to Cope With Chronic Anxiety

You might find that your chronic anxiety inhibits your ability to enjoy life, pursue career goals, or maintain healthy relationships. While your doctor can prescribe medication to help you cope with anxiety attacks, you may find it more beneficial to try a few natural alternatives first. These methods can help you treat and prevent anxiety attacks without subjecting you to …

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How to cope with the possibility of limb loss

Limb loss isn’t something that many of us have to think about, fortunately. But for those who do have to think about it, it can be extremely traumatising. Limb loss is often associated with significant life events such as war, illness, or shocking trauma such as a car accident. Not only would the experience be traumatic but the psychological adjustment …

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Get the Help You Need: 7 Treatments For PTSD

Suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is no laughing matter. The effects of this disorder can be brought on by any number of circumstances. The stress of combat is one of the chief causes. There are a number of treatments that have been proposed to deal with it. Here are the 7 most common of them. 1. Exposure Therapy …

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10 Mind-Blowing Tips for Maintaining Good Mental Health

For living a happy life, you need to maintain overall wellness. It includes physical, social, behavioral, and mental health. When you suffer any difficulties relating to any of the aspects mentioned, you may feel discomfort. Like physical illness, mental disorders can affect your day-to-day life. It makes it difficult for you to live in peace.   Why is mental health …

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4 Ways Trauma Affects Your Body and Mind

Millions of U.S. citizens experience life-altering trauma each day, but most begin to heal within a few months. However, post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition impacting people who have been involved in or witnessed a traumatic event and continue to have symptoms for a long time. According to the Veterans Administration, 7-8% of the U.S. population will suffer from PTSD …