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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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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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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,...
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June 13 Physical Symptoms of PTSD PTSD affects every part of the brain. So, logically, it affects every part of the body as well. As you read the list of physical symptoms below, try to imagine what it’s like to actually experience them. For example, “When I say...
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June 12 Women and PTSD About 10% of women overall will develop PTSD at some point in their lives. Compare that to 4 % of men. Why are women especially susceptible to PTSD? Women are more likely to experience the trauma of sexual assault. Women are more likely to have...
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  Fact 10   The National Center for PTSD is a great resource for information about PTSD symptoms, treatments, and statistics.   This organization launched June PTSD Awareness Month. The PTSD Awareness website includes PTSD fliers, banners, and other graphics you can...

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June 9 Timing PTSD symptoms can appear years after the traumatic event happened. When this occurs, people often think something else is wrong, because they’ve forgotten or repressed the earlier trauma. This “delayed reaction” frequently occurs in...
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June 8 Fact PTSD Statistics   Trauma is the precursor to PTSD. About 6 of every 10 men (or 60%) and 5 of every 10 women (or 50%) experience at least one trauma in their lives.   Trauma leads to PTSD in about 8 of every 100 Americans (or 8% of the population). This...