Able, Willing and Diagnosed

Able, Willing and Diagnosed

A common myth surrounding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) — and mental health in general — is that the sufferer cannot function in life. The stigma associated with mental health is based on the minority of sufferers and not the majority. Go figure,...
Myth-Busting: Incurable = Untreatable

Myth-Busting: Incurable = Untreatable

One of the many myths surrounding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a belief that it can not be successfully treated. PTSD is just a word that encompasses a range of symptoms. There is no known biological aspect that is called PTSD. The symptoms that result and...
Symptoms Appear Immediately After The Trauma?

Symptoms Appear Immediately After The Trauma?

It is a common misconception that symptoms of PTSD appear immediately after trauma. In fact, this fallacy could not be further from the truth. Research to date tends to broadly state that symptoms will appear within 3 months of the trauma. Don’t confuse that as,...
Ptsd Only Affects Military?

Ptsd Only Affects Military?

Many a person associates PTSD with the military. Let’s face it: going to war is good media. The media provides what the public wants to watch, and what the public watches funds the salaries of those who produce the stories. Lots of watchers equals lots of money,...