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When You or a Family Member Suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

My husband, who is a Vietnam veteran, was diagnosed with it a few years ago. Continue reading

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Understand the Causes and the Treatments Available

Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is important because it affects many more people then one may ever imagine. Most people tend to think of men and women who have served in the armed forces when they think of this condition. The thing is though any one can end up with this disorder as all it takes is being a part of or witnesses a traumatic experience. Of course anyone who goes through or sees something extremely terrible happens are going to have a moment in time where they are tying to get past what they experienced. The majority of people are able to deal with their thoughts and feelings and move past it. Continue reading

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Naturally Treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is very real for some people, those who have experienced traumatic events in their life or very susceptible to getting PTSD. PTSD can happen if one has been involved in an accident – car, plane, etc., being a victim of a crime or abuse, or witnessing a shocking event can all lead to someone developing PTSD. Some of the symptoms of PTSD include being extremely hypersensitive to your environment; any incident or event can trigger a state of anxiety and produce an anxiety attack. Depression is common in those who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the feeling that life is unimportant or their future is hopeless. Flashbacks often occur that are accompanied with frequent thoughts, feelings of the traumatic event. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder not only affects ones’ mental and emotional state but also their physical state. The stomach, heart, and even the brain can be affected by PTSD, which can lead to digestive problems, hypertension or raised blood pressure, and migraine headaches. Continue reading

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