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Anthony & Nicolette
A little insight into who Anthony (Founder and Administrator) and Nicolette (Administrator Supporters) are as people beyond just MyPTSD. We are real people, and administrating duties are vastly different from who we are as people in life.
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Guilt and Shame
Guilt and shame are two of the most common, difficult, emotions to be dealt with in healing a majority of traumatic events. Guilt and shame are often both present in sexual abuse, childhood abuse and events that encompass death of another, eg. survivor guilt.
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Diagnostic criterion and applicable data for the diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This data is updated to reflect the DSM V diagnostic requirements.
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Complex trauma is very real, CPTSD is not, regardless of your location in the world. There is no recognised official CPTSD diagnosis approved by any global mental health authority, being the American Psychiatric Association or World Health Organization.
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History Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
A little history about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), where it originated, its documented cases and progression. The history of PTSD encompasses a journey of not only history, but also psychiatry, as the foundation that is PTSD.
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Breathing is something we quite honestly take for granted. Those with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may think its just part of being alive, except breathing has far reaching implications to produce heightened / exacerbated symptoms for those suffering PTSD.
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A basic insight into trauma's interaction with the brain and how it impacts memory validity. The brain and the mind, are two very different concepts, even though some may think they're the same.
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If you're like me, and you sat there looking stupid and confused about what the hell was actually going on with PTSD and the entire diagnosis, then this article is for you. Simple, to the point, no bullshit breakdown of PTSD for both the sufferer and supporter.
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This websites history, from starting as PTSD Forum in 2005, through to our current brand name as of 2013, MyPTSD.
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Acute Stress Disorder
Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) is a classified trauma & stressor related disorder that is also referred to as Posttraumatic Stress (PTS), or Acute Stress Reaction.
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Behavior is a broad term, however; behavior in its simplest form is our style of communication. Behavior encompasses both verbal and non-verbal communication.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely used therapies for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). CBT is a talk therapy that aims to change the brains cognitive functioning, encompasses both imaginary exposure therapy as well as actual exposure therapy to stressors.
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New Member Welcome
A new member quick guide to getting started at MyPTSD in the most harmonious manner possible.
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PTSD - Curable versus Treatable
An often confused aspect of many sufferers of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is that they struggle with the concept between cure and treatment. PTSD has no cure, however; PTSD is treatable. There is a difference between both words definitions.
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Stress Inoculation Therapy
SIT is one of the four leading therapies for treating PTSD, focused at stress identification action. SIT can focus on tailoring stress and relaxation techniques to each persons unique lifestyle.
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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
A Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, or SSRI, is a medicinal compound, classed as an antidepressant, and used to treat depression. This group of antidepressants are also used to treat anxiety disorders, some personality disorders and insomnia.
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Misdiagnosis is an unfortunate aspect of any diagnostic medicine, though there is a human element contained, and humanity is flawed and imperfect by design.
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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR is one of the leading, most effective treatments for traumatic processing. It has evolved over the years from singular traumatic use to treating complex trauma. EMDR is a recognised Tier 1 treatment for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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Adjustment disorders cover those stressful times in our lives due to anticipated, expected, and unexpected events, yet our reactions disorient us from continuing our normal daily life.
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Benzodiazepine is a group of medicinal substances which have sedative, hypnotic (sleep-inducing), anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant and amnesic action.
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Depression is an extremely common illness that approximately 27% of people globally experience; the next largest illness right below anxiety.
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What we believe, or choose to believe, affects our choices and thus ability to heal trauma. Belief systems can be changed, as they're mostly behaviourally enforced.
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There is no single therapeutic treatment that will alleviate or remove your PTSD symptoms. The fact is, that you will need to use a range of therapies that suit your lifestyle and belief system to curb symptoms and get severity under control in order to live life healthier.
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An Orgasm During Sexual Abuse Does Not Mean You Liked It
People think that by having an orgasm when raped, male or female, that they somehow enjoyed it. There is a bit more to it than thought creating negative emotion, with biology at work.
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Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) was developed by Edna B. Foa, who is the Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. PE is simply referred to as "Exposure Therapy," and to date is the most highly efficacious treatment for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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