Post-traumatic Stress Category

Effects | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Immediate Reactions and Long-term Effects Children’s immediate reactions to IPV may include: Generalized anxiety Sleeplessness Nightmares Difficulty concentrating High activity levels Increased aggression Increased anxiety about being separated from a parent Intense worry about their safety or the safety of a parent Long-term effects, especially from chronic exposure to IPV, may include: Physical health problems […]

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About Child Trauma | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

What Is Child Traumatic Stress? Children who suffer from child traumatic stress are those who have been exposed to one or more traumas over the course of their lives and develop reactions that persist and affect their daily lives after the events have ended. Traumatic reactions can include a variety of responses, such as intense […]

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Stress Management

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Self Help

Let us start the first exercise: Find a secure mode of expressing whatever emotions you have bottled up. For example, take pen to paper and write about your emotions. Emotions such as intense anger, pain, sadness, fear, grief, longing, etc., ? are some manifestations of having been subject to a relationship that is, or was, […]

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Narcissistic Abuse Inflicts Long-Term Trauma Leading to PTSD

You’re probably already familiar with the link between emotional abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. Emotional and verbal abuse can produce psychological consequences just as devastating as one-off violent events. When you survive a terrorist attack or car accident, however, it’s easy to identify the incident as a one-off traumatic event. Healing and coping with the aftermath are […]

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Trauma Reactivity, Avoidant Coping, and PTSD Symptoms

In the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event, many individuals experience physiological reactivity in response to reminders of the traumatic event that typically lessens over time. However, an overreliance on avoidant coping strategies may interfere with the natural recovery process, particularly for those who are highly reactive to trauma reminders. In the current investigation, we […]

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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

What Are the Different Types of Avoidance? Emotional avoidance is when a person avoids thoughts or feelings about a traumatic event. For example: Someone who experienced a sexual assault may try to create distance from unpleasant emotions, like fear, when reminded of the trauma. A combat Veteran may try to shut down feelings of sadness […]

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Why People With PTSD Use Emotional Avoidance to Cope

Emotional avoidance is a common reaction to trauma. In fact, emotional avoidance is part of the avoidance cluster of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, serving as a way for people with PTSD to escape painful or difficult emotions. Avoidance refers to any action designed to prevent the occurrence of an uncomfortable emotion such as fear, […]

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All you need to know about PTSD after narcissistic abuse

http://thenurturingcoach.co.uk/PTSD-Guide/ 5 Tips to Find a Coach for Narcissistic Abuse and CPTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) What to know about complex PTSD Is PTSD Curable?

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Stopping time, blocking memory

There is a pain so utter that it swallows substance up Then covers the abyss with trance— So memory can step around—across—upon it As one within a swoon goes safely where an open-eye would drop him— —Bone by bone ~Emily Dickinson Often people ask me what it means that they can’t remember much from childhood. […]

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