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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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...