Category Archives: PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome

War Hero Breaks Silence

A World War II prison-of war hero, Sam returns home. Never discussing his war experiences, he marries, raises a family, and becomes an affluent farmer. Now, almost ninety years old, and suffering from hearing and memory loss, his wife refers … Continue reading

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How can writing about a troubling event help me?

Some aspects of grief are similar to coping with any trauma issue. If you are struggling with anxiety and depression, from a past trauma, or any past event, writing could help.   In Glenn Schiraldi’s book,  “The Post- traumatic Stress … Continue reading

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How can writing down your fears help you with trauma? Write it down, reduce your fears!

In Henriette Klauser’s book, Write It Down, Make It Happen, her friend, Janine,  says, “Writing is a good way to force my negative emotional reactions into words, and not stomach churnings.” Klauser describes how writing separates your dreams from your fears. … Continue reading

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How can counseling help you with PTSD symptoms?

     Counseling can help in a number of ways, as pointed out by the National PTSD Center:      1) Identify what triggers your stressful memories and other symptoms.     2) Find ways to cope with intense feelings about the … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Post-traumatic stress disorder

       Post-traumatic stress disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that I frequently see in veterans who have served in combat. According  to  Wikopedia, “Post-traumatic stress disorder (also known as  PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after … Continue reading

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