Posts Tagged ‘Trauma’

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. […]

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 […]

Rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among US soldiers and veterans has been on the rise in recent years, with at least 200,000 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from the disorder. It has become so widespread in recent years that the military stepped up efforts to educate doctors and servicemen about the disorder, in […]