PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

Fact 28 PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) Both PTSD and ASD are caused by trauma. The primary differences between them are when the symptoms occur and how long they last. ASD can be diagnosed only within the first four weeks after a trauma. After a month, it’s...
PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

Fact 28   PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)   Both PTSD and ASD are caused by trauma. Two differences exist between them: when the symptoms occur and how long they last. ASD can be diagnosed only within the first four weeks after a trauma. After a month, it’s...
PTSD Awareness Day

PTSD Awareness 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...
PTSD and C-PTSD

PTSD and C-PTSD

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....
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,...