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Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)



Post-traumatic stress (abbreviated from the term for its clinical diagnosis, PTSD) describes the severe mental and emotional disturbance that can result from experiencing or even witnessing a traumatic event or series of events, such as sexual assault, warfare, physical or emotional violence, or other threats on one’s life and safety. Symptoms may include disturbing thoughts, feelings, or dreams; sudden onset of mental or physical distress to unrelated stimuli; mood swings; personality alterations; and an increase in the fight-or-flight response. While the symptoms of post-traumatic stress can be severe and debilitating, there have been many breakthroughs in a wide range of effective treatments.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

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Repeated Ketamine Infusions Reduce Symptoms in PTSD Patients

Repeated intravenous (IV) ketamine infusions significantly reduce symptom severity in individuals with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the improvement is rapid and maintained for several weeks afterwards, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Icahn School of...

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The iRest Program for Healing PTSD: A Proven-Effective Approach to Using Yoga Nidra Meditation and Deep Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Trauma

If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you know how debilitating the symptoms can be. Many times, people with PTSD will suffer flashbacks, have intense nightmares and difficulty sleeping, and may feel angry, anxious, and constantly “on alert.

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How to Tell if You Have Normal Post-Traumatic Stress or Something More Serious

Both mental health conditions can happen after you’ve experienced trauma, but there’s a big difference between them.

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FindCenterTrauma has become so commonplace that most people don’t even recognize its presence. It affects everyone. Each of us has had a traumatic experience at some point in our lives, regardless of whether it left us with an obvious case of post-traumatic stress.

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Dr. Peter Levine on the Somatic Experiencing Approach and PTSD

Dr. Peter Levine describes a case example of the Somatic Experiencing Approach for Combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD: Compassionate Strategies to Begin Healing from Childhood Trauma

Repetitive trauma during childhood can impact your emotional development, creating a ripple effect that carries into adulthood. Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) is a physical and psychological response to these repeated traumatic events.

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Note to Colleagues: Please Stop Saying Post Traumatic Stress Is Incurable

You can recover from posttraumatic stress. Certainly, you can significantly reduce—not just manage—its symptoms. But—and here’s the thing—not with traditional treatment.

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The Human Element of Recovery from Mental Illness and Addiction | Apryl Pooley | TEDxMSU

Apryl Pooley shares her story through mental illness and how she rediscovered her passion for learning, teaching, and sharing.

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The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control & Becoming Whole

Those affected by complex PTSD, or C-PTSD, commonly feel as though there is something fundamentally wrong with them―that somewhere inside there is a part of them that needs to be fixed. Facing one’s PTSD is a brave, courageous act―and with the right guidance, recovery is possible.

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Ecstasy as a Remedy for PTSD? You Probably Have Some Questions.

The drug known by the street names Ecstasy or Molly could be a promising treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study.

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