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How to cope with trauma

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 29, 2018 11:32:47 AM

Trauma is an emotional and psychological response that occurs when a person experiences something frightening, upsetting or disturbing. Traumatic experiences can range from natural disasters to military combat and could include events like surviving a car accident or sexual assault. Feeling anxiety, nervousness or grief after a traumatic event is common. Fortunately, most people are resilient and are able to recover after a traumatic experience. Here are a few things you can do to cope with trauma.

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Topics: anxiety, PTSD, stress

Therapy for trauma and PTSD: What is EMDR?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 3, 2018 1:14:27 PM

Trauma can affect anyone. In fact, over half of Americans have experienced a traumatic event. Men have a 1 in 10 chance of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing a traumatic event, and women have a 1 in 5 chance. The good news is PTSD is treatable. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that is used to treat PTSD. In this blog, we’ll discuss how EMDR works to treat PTSD and trauma.

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Topics: PTSD

Symptoms of struggling with PTSD

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur after someone experiences a traumatic, dangerous, scary or shocking event. Traumatic events can include natural disasters, terrorist attacks, sexual assault, abuse, car accidents, military combat or the loss of a loved one.

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Understanding PTSD and PTSD treatment

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 19, 2018 11:34:02 AM

Traumatic experiences aren’t rare. The National Center for PTSD, which is part of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, conducts research on trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. They estimate that half of Americans have experienced a traumatic event. Men who have experienced a traumatic event have a 1 in 10 chance of developing PTSD, and women have a 1 in 5 chance of doing so. If you have experienced trauma, you should know that you are not alone and that there is treatment for PTSD available.

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Topics: PTSD

3 most common mental health concerns for veterans

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Servicemen and women have always taken care of their physical health. In today’s world, mental health is just as important.

While military life can be rewarding, it is also difficult. According to a study conducted in 2014, 1 in 4 active duty members showed signs of a mental health condition. The mental health concerns of veterans are unique. Things you might have seen or experienced during your time in the military can affect your long term mental health, and make it difficult to transition to civilian life. Even veterans that have successfully transitioned may have lingering mental health concerns.

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Topics: Help for Veterans, PTSD, depression, Traumatic Brain Injury

PTSD affects more than just veterans

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 15, 2016 5:59:54 PM

When you think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), what is the first thing that comes to mind? Soldiers in war zones, probably. For most, PTSD is widely associated with the United States Military and combat soldiers. What most people are unaware of, though, is how the average person can suffer from PTSD at any given time, too. An estimated 7.8 percent of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives.

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Topics: PTSD

5 things NOT to say to someone suffering from anxiety

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 26, 2015 4:33:00 PM

We all experience anxiety from time to time. It’s a normal part of life, a function of the body’s involuntary fight-or-flight response system. Fear of failure before a big test or nervousness ahead of a public speaking engagement, for example, are natural reactions to stress. Short-term anxiety can even be beneficial in certain situations, perhaps motivating us to perform better or prepare more for specific events. 

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Topics: Mental Health services, Behavioral health services, anxiety, PTSD

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