Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Nightmare After The Ordeal

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Nightmare After The Ordeal

Author: Michael G. Rayel, MD Sarah is a 28 y/o accountant who had a traumatic past that she kept to herself. At age 15, she was grabbed by a masked man while she was jogging in a park. The man…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, A Real Illness

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, A Real Illness

Author: Arthur Buchanan Does This Sound Like You? Have you lived through a scary and dangerous event? Sometimes, all of a sudden, I feel like the event is happening over again. I never know when this will occur. I have…

PTSD resolution

PTSD resolution. Yes, PTSD can be eliminated!

Modern approaches to the PTSD resolution assume that the ordinary person is confronted with an abnormal event. Thus, to reduce the impact of painful consequences, an emphasis should be made on mobilization of personal coping mechanisms of the patient. This…

Anxiety and PTSD

Anxiety and PTSD.

Post-traumatic stress is usually defined as a set of reactions: Traumatic events are constantly re-experienced again and again: repetitive intrusive memories of the traumatic event; recurring nightmares about the traumatic event; actions or feelings, corresponding to the traumatic experience; intense…

Dealing with PTSD

Dealing with PTSD. Is there a hope?

Is there a proper way of dealing with PTSD? It is not recommended to use specific psychological interventions too soon after the traumatic events. Numerous current research on PTSD show that various physiological changes in the body are normal reaction…

PTSD effects

PTSD effects. Be aware!

Post-traumatic stress disorder doesn’t go away on its own. To get rid of this condition one should seek help from professionals (psychiatrists and psychotherapists) or engage in serious self-help (more on it later in the end of this article), otherwise…

Dating someone with PTSD

Dating someone with PTSD. Should you be concerned?

After military operations, the combatants often develop so-called post-traumatic syndrome. The essential feature of PTSD lies in its symptoms, which manifest themselves in 3-6 months after the end of the war. These symptoms include flashbacks – a state, when a…

Emotionally abusive mothers

Emotionally abusive mothers. Any chance for victims?

Very often we don’t pay attention or don’t want to notice the emotional abuse. We just go by when we see an emotionally abusive mother, who humiliates or beats her child in front of everyone “for bad behavior and disobedience”….

Charlize Theron - Famous people with PTSD

Famous people with PTSD

Luxury life – fame, recognition, wealth… This is the public image of popular celebrities, – in the eyes of their fans they are seen riding luxury cars, walking the red carpet shining and sparkling with the snow-white smile. But some…

Definition of PTSD

Definition of PTSD.

The diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appeared for the first time in the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, although the phenomenon of the disease has been described in the late 19th century by H. Oppenheim, who called it…