PTSD Category

7 Signs Of A Bad Marriage Counselor And How Marriage Counseling Can Hurt Your Relationships

Without a doubt, love is something you feel — in your heart, your soul and in your being. When your relationship needs help, the last thing you need is for someone to tell you that what you and your spouse are feeling with regard to your relationship can be explained by some entry in the Diagnostic and […]

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Is Therapy Ruining Your Relationships? | Psychology Today

Not Everyone Will Like the New You Remember, you went into therapy to improve your life. In that process, you may discover that some of your relationships are unhealthy. Once you become aware of unhealthy dynamics, it becomes harder to tolerate them. As your point of view changes, so does your outlook on your friends. […]

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Dissociation and avoidance behaviors

Dissociation and avoidance behaviorsDissociation is the essence of trauma. The traumatic experience is split off and fragmented so that the emotions, sounds, images, thoughts, and physical sensations enter and are re-experienced in the present. These people react to even the smallest irritations as if they are being annihilated and cannot understand why. A common reaction […]

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Panic Attacks

Other common symptoms or effects of trauma are: Flashbacks and projectionThe traumatic event had a beginning, a middle, and an end. But flashbacks can be even worse: You never know when they will occur or how long they will last. Traumatized people often “project” their trauma onto people and everyday situations, seeing risks and dangers […]

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The Memory of Trauma

the memory of the trauma acts like a splinter in the mind – it is the body’s reaction to the foreign body that becomes the problem, not the object itself. From a neuroscience perspective, imaging studies of the brains of trauma patients usually show abnormal activation of the insula. The insula integrates and interprets information […]

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The Body Keeps The Score

When your caregivers regularly ignore your needs, you learn to expect rejection and withdrawal. You cope by tuning out their hostility or neglect and pretending it doesn’t matter. But the body keeps score: it remains in a state of high alert, ready to ward off blows, deprivation, or abandonment. One of the most devastating effects […]

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CPTSD vs PTSD

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (complex PTSD, sometimes abbreviated to c-PTSD or CPTSD) is a condition where you experience some symptoms of PTSD along with some additional symptoms, such as:

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Treatment for PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety condition brought on by exposure to a disturbing event. Children who suffer from PTSD may exhibit detachment, difficulty sleeping, and irritability. They also often dream about the traumatic event, or reenact it during playtime. Though PTSD-like symptoms are common among children and adolescents exposed to trauma, the disorder is rare in young […]

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C-PTSD

How do traumatically abused and abandoned children develop Complex post traumatic stress disorder? While the origin of Complex post traumatic stress disorder is most often associated with physical and/or sexual abuse in childhood over extended periods of time. Research shows that ongoing verbal and emotional abuse also causes it. Children who are made to feel […]

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The Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children: A Psychometric Review

The Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children (TSCYC) is a 90-item caregiver-report measure of childhood traumatic stress and abuse-related experiences in children, ages three to twelve years old. Purpose The objective of this review is to examine the current empirical evidence (n = 22) regarding the psychometric properties of the TSCYC. Method A variety of study designs […]

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