Can PTSD Be Cured?

Can PTSD Be Cured?

June 24 Fact Can PTSD Be Cured? This question usually causes great controversy among both professionals and people who have PTSD. No one wants to say PTSD isn’t curable. A better question might be: Can PTSD be controlled? The answer to that question is most often a...
PTSD and the Brain

PTSD and the Brain

Fact 23 PTSD and the Brain Several years ago, my counselor listened to my story. I was clearly in deep distress.  When I finished the heartbreaking tale, he said, “You have PTSD.” That meant nothing to me. I thought Great. If we know what I have, we can fix it. Nope,...
PTSD and Exhaustion

PTSD and Exhaustion

  One Fact a Day – PTSD Awareness Month Fact 22 PTSD and Exhaustion   Tired, out of energy, shot, spent, wasted, worn out. Bleary, bone weary, dog tired, ready to drop. People with PTSD experience all these feelings of exhaustion no matter where they are in recovery,...
PTSD and Hopelessness

PTSD and Hopelessness

Fact 21 PTSD and Hopelessness Can you think of: The last time you experienced joy The last time you made a plan and saw it through How it feels when someone validates you A recent time when you felt confident and comfortable These are normal events and achievements...
Illnesses that Often Accompany PTSD

Illnesses that Often Accompany PTSD

June 20 Fact Illnesses that Often Accompany PTSD   People with PTSD have more than symptoms to deal with. These recovering sufferers must also deal with disorders that often appear with PTSD. These include: -Substance abuse. Drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling,...