One Fact a Day

One Fact a Day

June 18 Fact   Infidelity and PTSD   Can PTSD develop after a person discovers that their significant other has been unfaithful, used pornography, or had an emotional affair? I don’t know about you, but I would answer with an emphatic YES.   Psychiatrists and...
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June 17 Fact Telling your story Telling your story of trauma is a powerful way to get resolution, put the trauma behind you, and move on to a new life. Sounds fairly simple, right? In fact, to many PTSD sufferers, the thought of telling their story is almost as...
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One Fact a Day

June 16 Fact Dollar costs of PTSD PTSD is an anxiety disorder. These disorders, especially PTSD, come with a high price. In 1990 (the most recent study available), the psychiatric and nonpsychiatric medical treatment costs plus costs in the workplace (missed work),...
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One Fact a Day

June 15 Fact: Dissociation People often use dissociation to distance themselves from a traumatic event. It feels safer to “forget” a trauma than to bring it into reality where it can be discussed, processed, and put away. In dissociation, a person...
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June 14 Fact EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychotherapy technique for treating PTSD and and other mental health issues. EMDR is simple to use, produces fast results, and moves PTSD sufferers steadily toward recovery. Briefly,...