A Terrible Thing HappenedMargaret M Holmes, 2000 Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)www.adaa.org http://www.adaa.org Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSDJohn Preston Wilson, Terence Martin Keane, 2004 Clinician’s Guide to PTSD: A Cognitive-Behavioral ApproachSteven Taylor, 2006 Complex PTSD: From Surviving to ThrivingPete Walker, 2013 Face Your Fears: A Proven Plan to BeatContinue Reading

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complicated bundle of over-lapping mental, emotional, physical and relationship challenges resulting from experiencing 1) a single, terribly stressful event or, 2) multiple repeated traumas occurring over a period of time. Further complicating matters is the fact that PTSD is a form of AnxietyContinue Reading

Today, millions of people aren’t even aware they have this disorder and millions more try to keep their pain to themselves afraid of what their friends and family will think. Afraid to give up their addictions and afraid to seek help. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the third mostContinue Reading

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has existed for thousand of years. Yet we are still learning about its complexities, causes, symptoms and treatment options. Here are a few facts about the complexities of PTSD: This report is not a diagnosis. We hope this information can guide you toward improving yourContinue Reading

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complicated bundle of over-lapping mental, emotional, physical, and relationship challenges that include one or more of the following: Abandonment Feelings Fear of Outdoors Pain, Chronic Acting Out Feeling Flushed Panic Attacks Acts of Violence Flashbacks Pessimism Agoraphobia Gambling, Excessive Physical Exhaustion Aggression/Hostility Gastro-IntestinalContinue Reading

The following Self-Help Questionnaire will provide a good indication of what a doctor or therapist might look for when they try to diagnose Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Print out this page and answer Yes or No  to the following questions, then answer each summary question. Only the Summary AnswersContinue Reading

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is “one of the most prevalent of all mental disorders, surpassed only by substance abuse disorders and depression,” according to the U.S. Government’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS). More than 70 percent of Americans experience a traumatic event sometime during their lifetime. PTSD affects peopleContinue Reading

Many people have their own ideas, right or wrong, about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you have PTSD, just accept their advice graciously and thank them. Some people don’t even believe PTSD is a legitimate problem. If you are confronted with people like this, your only weapon is facts.Continue Reading

Many people who suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have experienced a horrifying event that still haunts them. They view life and the world as filled with potential threats, dark shadows and disappointment. Just getting through the day without a panic attack episode is a challenge. But there areContinue Reading

If your normal emotional level is at the edge of anxiety. If you jump out of your skin whenever you hear a loud motorcycle or truck backfire, or the unexpected bark of a large dog. If you feel that if you relax your grip even a little, your whole worldContinue Reading