Category Archives: Mental Health

#PTSD Prevention

Those most at risk for developing PTSD are the survivors of trauma, of course. The next most vulnerable are the rescue workers and volunteers at disasters, untrained in psychological techniques. They are seeing and smelling and feeling vivid, unimaginable horrors … Continue reading

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When to Seek Medical Care for #PTSD

Most people bounce back from traumatic events such as car crashes or assaults. Short-term, most of us would experience some of these symptoms of PTSD. But if any symptoms last more than a month and affect job performance or the … Continue reading

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What Causes #PTSD?

Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder When you are afraid, your body activates the “fight or flight” response — a reference to our caveman ancestors facing a tiger. In reaction, your body releases adrenaline, which is responsible for increasing blood pressure … Continue reading

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What is #PTSD?

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is among only a few mental illnesses that are triggered by a disturbing outside event, unlike other psychiatric disorders such as clinical depression. Many Americans¬†experience individual traumatic events … Continue reading

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