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On This Page: Drug and Alcohol Abuse Integrated Treatment Incest is a serious issue that we rarely talk about. Incest survivors are often plagued by shame, embarrassment and misplaced guilt. When a child or young adult is sexually abused by a trusted family member, it can cause lasting damage, depression and even PTSD. These problems […]

On This Page: Understanding PTSD How Counseling Helps PTSD Victims How to Find the Right PTSD Counseling Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a potentially devastating disease that frequently leads to substance abuse and other psychological distress if it is not treated. Hostage victims usually experience some form of PTSD and can benefit from specialized counseling. […]

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) impacts people from many walks of life, and it can wreak havoc on them physically. This mental condition can develop in response to many painful experiences, including combat exposure, surviving a natural disaster, enduring great loss, physical/sexual abuse, death and much more. People who develop PTSD often battle a number of […]

Though post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) did not become an official diagnosis until 1980 in the United States, the condition has long been acknowledged in some form for thousands of years. However, despite the length of time  it has taken to formally recognize the condition, the disorder has been evidenced throughout history. From rape victims and […]

The news reports of PTSD on the rise often cite instances of veterans who develop the disorder after being deployed overseas. But a new study shows that even a stressful life-changing event can precipitate a mental disorder. You don’t even need to leave the country. A cross-country move, job change, hospital stay or new baby […]

We are born with a natural instinct to survive. If someone tries to hurt us, we fight back. So why do so many who go through traumatic events feel guilt for surviving? And why do some have a harder time coping with the aftermath than others? Tragedies like the Sandy Hook school shooting, the recent […]

There were 61,561 infants born in 2010 with the help of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). While those babies were no doubt seen as gifts to their parents who had struggled with infertility, a new study shows that fertility treatment is stressful – even for those who manage to conceive. The process is so stressful, in […]

As we celebrated the Fourth of July, many of us gave thanks for the servicemen and women who have bravely fought for our freedom. Ironically, the fireworks we use to celebrate those sacrifices are something some vets try to avoid. The bright colors against the backdrop of the night sky never fail to draw “ooohs” […]