One Fact a Day

One Fact a Day

Fact 27 PTSD and the Military Today, June 27, 2018, is PTSD Awareness Day. I thought it appropriate to honor the military today because it was the first leader in researching and treating PTSD. We also owe an unfathomable debt to soldiers and veterans, who have...
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One Fact a Day

Fact 26: PTSD’s Onset Just as PTSD strong-arms its way into people’s lives, it also controls the timeline of its development in traumatized people. For some individuals, the traumatization begins with the tragic event and never stops. After a month, if a person is...
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One Fact a Day

One Fact a Day June 25 Fact PTSD and C-PTSD   In recent years, mental health professionals have identified another type of post-traumatic stress called “Complex PTSD” or “C-PTSD.” While PTSD occurs after a trauma, C-PTSD occurs after chronic or repeated traumas....
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One Fact a Day

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...
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One Fact a Day

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,...