PTSD: Complex Trauma: PTSD Symptoms: Complex PTSD Symptoms

People can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when they experience, observe or hear about a terrifying event involving disaster, death, injury, violation, disorder, illness or separation. It can also evolve from developmental trauma or long exposure to stressful conditions. It can even emerge from a number of sequential, seemingly less disturbing, incidents. The exhaustive effects...

What You Need to Know about PTSD and CPTSD

People can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when they experience, observe or hear about a terrifying event involving disaster, death, injury, violation, disorder, illness or separation. It can also evolve from developmental trauma or long exposure to stressful conditions. It can even emerge from a number of sequential, seemingly less disturbing, incidents. The exhaustive effects...

Is Healing From PTSD or CPTSD Really Possible?

People who suspect they have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or the more severe form, known as complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD), often want to know whether these disorders really can be successfully healed. The irony is that most PTSD and CPTSD victims suffer from hyperarousal and what is known as the “freeze-fight-flight” syndrome. These symptoms...

Healing Emotional Trauma

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is rooted in unprocessed, irrepressible and lingering emotional responses to traumatic events or circumstances that an individual witnessed or experienced. PTSD sufferers may be aware of the circumstances that triggered their symptoms, but are usually not qualified to effectively identify, evaluate, diagnose or resolve the underlying psychological problems it fosters. In...

Concerns of Patients During and After Treatment

You abused a substance because it made you feel good and you believed you would never be addicted. You ended up with serious problems. And now it has come to this; you are facing treatment for substance abuse disorder in a rehab centre, but you stress about coping with your feelings during your stay, and...

How Trauma Affects Your Brain

In Dr. Rigg’s dealings with innumerate trauma patients, he shares many interesting observations as to how our brains are consistently “reacting” to external sensory information and by creating these non-thinking reactions before our cognitive mind is able to adequately process the situation and provide a measured response to it. Fascinating watch and well worth it.

Understanding CPTSD and Addiction

A lasting stress syndrome caused by exposure to traumatic circumstances over which a person had limited or no control, is clinically referred to as a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The condition identified as Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) is an extended version of PTSD. Trauma as a cause of psychopathological stress is a firmly entrenched...

Ultimate Guide to Vape/Electronic Cigarette Addiction

What is an electronic cigarette? Electronic cigarettes (also called e-cigarettes and e-cigs) are small, portable electrical devices used as substitutes for traditional tobacco cigarettes. It produces a vapour that looks like tobacco smoke, but it does not use tobacco. Instead, it heats up a liquid, contained in a cartridge, to produce the “fake smoke” vapour....

Seeking Help From a Drug Recovery Program

Sending loved ones to a drug recovery program is one of the best ways in which you can help them overcome the effects of drug addiction. The findings from the facts of drug abuse across the world are shocking. Alcohol and other substances which can cause alterations to psychological pathways in the brain can also be defined as addictive drugs....

Psychological Trauma

Psychological trauma is referred to a mental injury to ones psychology or mind. The word trauma comes from the Greek and means injury / or damage without making a determination, as to what caused it. In medicine, the term trauma refers to a wound that has been caused by an accident or an influence. This...

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