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Heal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Honest advice on healing from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from someone who has been there. I clawed my way back out of the pit and want to help you do the same.
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PTSD never really is cured

it can get better

you can get your life back but never to what it was before

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16 Ways To Help A Friend With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Casa Palmera

16 Ways To Help A Friend With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Casa Palmera | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Scoop.it
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don't judge the person

show them respect

look out for them

allow room for mistakes

talk positively

give them their space

love them

dont belittle them

be paitent

avoid harsh comments

encourage self-esteem

take care of yourself

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How Does PTSD Affect Family Life? Especially For Families With Children | PTSD Forum

How Does PTSD Affect Family Life? Especially For Families With Children | PTSD Forum | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Scoop.it
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A person with PTSD will have symptoms that will affect the whole family. The ability of the affected person to function as a parent, partner,...
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children experience emotional pain because their parent isn't the same as they used to be, they feel like they ar being ignored or like they aren't wanted around because the parent doesn't have time for them because they are trying to figure out their own problems, they don't understand whats going on and the outbursts scare them

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Treatments and drugs - MayoClinic.com

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Treatments and drugs - MayoClinic.com | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Scoop.it
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this anxiety disorder.
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anti-depressants

anti-anxiety

anti-psychotics

prazosin

       blocks norepinephrine

cognative therapy

exposure therapy

eye movement desnsitization and reprocessing

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PTSD - Biological Aspects

Post traumatic stress disorder has two stages; acute and chronic. In the chronic stage there are many physical, biological, and neurological changes that need to be recognized and treated.
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A person with PTSD can't properly store the memories of the traumatic experience and they tend to experience amnesia do to excess norepinephrine.

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PTSD leaves physical footprints on the brain

PTSD leaves physical footprints on the brain | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Scoop.it
At a recent conference for some of the area's leading neurologists, San Francisco physicist Norbert Schuff captured his colleagues' attention when he presented colorful brain images of U.S.
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A person with PTSD had lost between 5-10% of their grey matter.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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WebMD explains post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, which is triggered by a disturbing outside event and may have long-term effects.
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1 out of 10 Americans, 8% of men 20% of women, 88% of men 79% of women have another psychological disorder

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First Person: There Is No Shame in a Life with PTSD

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Some days are good others are bad but your outlook completely changes.

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NCHPAD : Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Helping People with PTSD at the Fitness Center

NCHPAD : Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Helping People with PTSD at the Fitness Center | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Scoop.it
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there are many levels of seriousness but the over all symptoms are:

lack of concentration

doesn't get along with others

checks things over and over again

watchful

feel exausted

most self medicate

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Helping a Family Member Who Has PTSD - NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD

Helping a Family Member Who Has PTSD - NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Scoop.it
Ways you can help a loved one with PTSD and ways you can help yourself.
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to help family members

    learn as much as you can about PTSD

    tell them you want to listen

    go to doctors appointments with them

    plan family activities together

    do exercise together to help clear the mind

    encourage them to do things with others

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Effects of PTSD on Family - NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD

Effects of PTSD on Family - NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Scoop.it
Common reactions of family when a member has PTSD.
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families feel

   sympathetic

   scared

   guilt

   anger

   depression

   health problems

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Brains of vets with PTSD can change as they age

Brains of vets with PTSD can change as they age | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Scoop.it
Combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely to have dementia, cardiac problems and structural changes in the brain as they get older than veterans without PTSD, according to new research.
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Veterans with PTSD have greater risks of developing dementia, cardiac problems, alzheimers, and parts of the brain shrink in size.

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PTSD Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions | BrainLine Military

PTSD Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions | BrainLine Military | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Scoop.it
Learn more about this complex and sometimes debilitating mental state.
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There is counseling and medications to help reduce the symptoms but ou will still have the memories and not all of the symptoms will go away.

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NIMH · Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

NIMH · Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Scoop.it
A booklet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that explains what it is, treatment options, and how to get help.
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It acts a lot like depression at first except for the avoidence of places or not remembering the event

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PTSD & The Brain | Heal My PTSD

PTSD & The Brain | Heal My PTSD | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Scoop.it
Support, education and information about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
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Amygdala enlarges, hippocampus shrinks, prefrontal cortex isn't regulated, and it is affected by trauma causing interference when trying to speak.

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