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To Others Who Have Experienced Trauma as Children

Most of us have real anger and suffering living inside us. Perhaps in the past we were oppressed or mistreated, and all that pain is still right there, buried in our store consciousness. We haven’t processed and transformed our relationship with what happened to us and we sit there alone with all that anger, hatred, despair and suffering. If we were abused when were young, every time our thinking mind goes back over that event, it’s like we’re experiencing the abuse all over again. – Thich N...
Tags: Psychology, Senate, Personal, Ptsd, Trauma, Ford, Women's Issues, Children And Teens, Thich Nhat Hahn

How Emotional Freedom Technique Can Transform Your Mental Health for Good

A fast-paced life surely offers you the luxuries you have always dreamed of. On the flip side, however, it’s uglier than you have ever expected. The constant rat race and the urge to stay ahead in every sphere of life have resulted in tremendous peer pressure, relationship issues, social image concerns, and different types of disorders. One out of every five individual suffers from anxiety, anger issues, and depression owing to pressure at work and stringent societal norms. Do you know what is m...
Tags: Health, UK, Brain, Ptsd, Lifehacks, Callahan, Eft, CRF, King 's College London, Gary Craig, Brain Behavior Research Foundation, Emotional Freedom Technique, Roger Callahan, Chinese Medicines, Acupressure EFT, Addictions Addiction

“Trip of Compassion” — The Most Compelling Movie I’ve Seen In The Last Year

“I felt like I went through 15 years of psychological therapy in one night.”  — Actual patient featured in “Trip of Compassion” This post is about the most compelling movie I’ve seen in the last year. I first watched “Trip of Compassion” about six months ago, when I was sent a link to a private […]
Tags: Maps, Science, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Ptsd, Trauma, Mdma, Psychedelics, Practical Philosophy,, Trip Of Compassion

7 Ways to Help a Child Deal with Traumatic Stress

Life is stressful. That’s a fact. To grow and learn we must try new things. Struggling, prevailing, and tolerating failures along the way builds confidence and the deep feeling in a child that “I can do it.” But the positive aspects of struggle and stress are lost when the amount of stress becomes too great and/or sustained. Persistent and long-lasting stress on the mind and body caused by overwhelming emotions leads to traumatic stress, a condition characterized by a nervous system in ove...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Immigration, Ptsd, Trauma, Childhood Trauma, Child Sex Abuse, Children And Teens, Attachment Theory, John Bowlby, Play Therapy, Emotional Expression, Posttraumatic Stress, Hypervigilant, Polyvagal theory, Ways to Help

Tens of thousands of UK children have PTSD due to bullying and violence, Lancet study finds

Nearly 100,000 children are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because of severe bullying and violence, researchers have warned. The first comprehensive study of the issue in Britain found 7.8 per cent of people under the age of 18 are living with the condition more commonly associated with veteran soldiers. Its authors warned of a hidden epidemic whereby children suffering from nightmares, irritability and concentration problems are going undiagnosed and untreated. Barely a th...
Tags: UK, Science, Ptsd, Britain, NHS, Medical Research Council, King 's College London, Natasha Devon, Danese, Andrea Danese, Stephanie Lewis

Does Anxiety Cause PTSD or Does PTSD Cause Anxiety?

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ― Susan Pease Banitt This question came up in conversation when I was speaking with someone who has experienced severe panic attacks to the point of calling them “debilitating”, requiring inpatient care.  As they were sharing about the ordeal, they told me that when they contemplate the time spent seeking treatment and the aftermath, it ramped up both the anxiety and PTSD symptoms...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Ptsd, Anxiety, Trauma, Relaxation, Psychotherapy, University of Pennsylvania, Anxiety And Panic, Self Care, Breathing Exercise, Martin Seligman, Aromatherapy, Michele, Michele Rosenthal, Rosenthal

Flashback of Child Sexual Abuse

I am 20 years old and I have recently been diagnosed with severe depression. For some time now, I have also been having trouble with anxiety (panic attacks), self-harm, alcohol abuse and suicidal thoughts. Recently, when my doctor asked me about a specific event that may have caused my mental health issues, I didn’t know what to answer. However, later that day I had a flashback – one specific scene about me as a child lying on the ground, frozen, and a guy from my school, naked, forcing himself ...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Sex, Germany, Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Borderline, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Abuse, Violence, Flashback

Watch Jean-Claude Van Damme Outrun Machine Gun-Wielding Bikers in an Exclusive ‘We Die Young’ Clip

Jean-Claude Van Damme can’t stop, won’t stop. The action star may have had his heyday back in the ’90s, but he’s still out there, popping up in movies where he beats people senseless. His latest is We Die Young, in which he plays a war veteran with PTSD helping two boys get revenge on a violent drug lord. We have an exclusive We Die Young clip below, in which Van Damme tries to outrun some machine gun-wielding bikers, with explosive results. We Die Young Clip Above, you can watch a pret...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Ptsd, Miguel, Lucas, Video Clips, Daniel, Jean-Claude-Van-Damme, Van Damme, Rincon, Action/Adventure, We Die Young, Daniel Van Damme, Watch Jean Claude Van Damme Outrun Machine

For veterans working in US prisons, PTSD and shutdown is 'disaster waiting to happen'

Let's call him Sam. That's not his name, but he doesn't want to share his real one for fear of retaliation. He's one of the thousands of Americans who proudly served their country in Iraq and Afghanistan -- two tours, in Sam's case -- only to return home with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Tags: News, Iraq, US, Ptsd, Afghanistan, Stories, Sam, Sam That

For veterans working in US federal prisons, PTSD and government shutdown could be deadly

Stressed by the government shutdown, veterans who work in US prisons struggle to keep their PTSD in check and feel abandoned by the country they served.
Tags: Health, US, Ptsd

For veterans working in US federal prisons, PTSD and government shutdown is a 'disaster waiting to happen'

Stressed by the government shutdown, veterans who work in US prisons struggle to keep their PTSD in check and feel abandoned by the country they served.
Tags: US, Cnn, Ptsd

Trailer Round-Up: ‘Dogman,’ ‘Love and Saucers,’ ‘Woman at War,’ ‘We Die Young’

Another week, another batch of trailers that we’re rounding up for you here at /Film. Whether they be trailers for foreign films, or indie flicks that might have flown under the radar, make sure not to miss the trailers for these films. Below, check out the trailers for Dogman, Love and Saucers, Woman at War, and We Die Young. Dogman A quaint rural drama about an unassuming dog groomer turns violent in this Italian thriller that was the country’s selection for the Best Foreign Language ...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Washington, Ukraine, Ptsd, Movie Trailers, Hulu, Academy, Young, Miguel, Lucas, Jodie Foster, Alida

Frankie Shaw Will Apologize For Some Things, But She's Not Sorry About SMILF

A show about single moms who are down on their luck and also horny is about as taboo as TV gets, but the Showtime series SMILF is the rare gem that manages to disrupt with unapologetic verve. Set in the Boston’s historically blue collar Southie neighborhood, the show centers on Bridgette Bird, a young, struggling mom of a toddler, who is totally lost, troubled by a traumatic past, but doing her best. In the iconic pilot episode, she’s seen at a bodega running into an old friend while buying coo...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Hollywood, California, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Los Angeles, Ptsd, Justin Bieber, Showtime, Camilla, Catholic, Jfk, Los Angeles Times

Director Max Martini on 'SGT. Will Gardner'

None SGT. Will Gardner (2019) is Max Martini's second film as writer-director, a two decade long pause following 1999's Desert Son. Martini, who has appeared in front of the camera across film and television since the '80s, plays here the title character also known as Ghost, an Iraq war veteran suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury. Setting out on a road trip, he sets his hopes on reconnecting with his young son and former wife. On his journey, he continues to be haunted by flashbacks to the wa...
Tags: Feature, Music, Drama, Interview, Adventure, Iraq, America, War, Rome, Action, Dermot Mulroney, Ptsd, Cinedigm, John Ford, Martini, Veterans Administration

Does PTSD affect heart disease and cancer risk?

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was associated with cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as the metabolic syndrome, in a new study.In the Journal of Neuroscience Research study of 84 individuals diagnosed with PTSD (39 victims of terrorist attacks and 45 victims of other traumatic events), males were more likely to have circulatory and metabolic complications, whereas females had a higher prevalence of benign and malignant cancers.
Tags: Science, Ptsd, Journal of Neuroscience Research

Mood Swings & Depression After Sexual Issues in Past Relationship

I don’t know whats wrong with me. I was a virgin when I met my ex-husband. Our sex life was bad. He treated me badly outside of sex. He was critical and yelled at me and threatened to leave me. Sexually, he pressured me to do things I didn’t want to do-doggy style and anal sex. I agreed because he pressured me so much and would guilt trip me and tell me he wouldn’t do things I liked if I didn’t agree to do those. Those two things hurt me, and I would tell him, but he wouldn’t stop. Is there some...
Tags: Sexual Assault, Sex, Depression, Ptsd, Therapy, Abuse, Trauma, Spousal Rape, Sexual Abuse, Mood Swings, Posttraumatic Stress

How Do I Cope?

From a teen in Indonesia: I am a 19 y.o. female who experiences abuse since childhood (verbally and physically) from my caregiver and was diagnosed with chronic depression. However, I feel like my symptomps are more compatible with C-PTSD. Another disturbing feeling I experienced but not listed in the C-PTSD symptomps is a sense of sadness and loss of momentary joy when I part with my friends. I also feel like though I have friends that (supposedly) dear me, I also feel like I’m alone and can’t ...
Tags: General, Indonesia, Ptsd, Therapy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Verbal Abuse, Doubt, South Asia, Worry, DSM

Can a Problem Be Both Physical and Psychological?

From the U.S.: I’ve suffered with anxiety for as long as I can remember. I had a rough childhood which included sexual and mental abuse. I’ve always coped well, for the most part. About 5 years ago I started having severe body aches and pains along with chronic fatigue. This also started about the same time I gained employment with an employer that put a great amount of stress on me. I’ve since been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a paralyzed vocal cord, 100% loss of smell...
Tags: General, Ptsd, Treatment, Anxiety, Medical issues, Therapy, Trauma, Silence, Social Anxiety, Mutism

10 of the Worst/Best Marwen Tweets

I’m sorry in advance The latest creation from director Robert Zemeckis, Welcome To Marwen, hits theaters tomorrow, and to quote a Magic 8 Ball... the outlook is not good. The film is based on the true story of Mark Hogancamp, a man who was brutally attacked and worked through the aftermath of this experience by creating an imaginary world out of plastic figurines. The movie received a whole 25% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is honestly a bummer because the story itself is tragic and powerful ...
Tags: Ptsd, Humor, Robert Zemeckis, Stephen Falk, Ben Rosen, John Moe, Tim Long, Marwen, Mark Hogancamp, Tamara Yajia, Kelci Grammar, Worst Best Marwen Tweets, Eyyyyyy

Sexual Assault at Work

Last February, I was sexually assaulted in the course of my work duties. I am a psychiatric nurse that makes home visits to patients. A patient who was under the influence of alcohol did the assault. He has a prior history of violence toward staff but I was still assigned to go alone. I immediately called my supervisor and her supervisor and was told to go home. I was in shock amd not until later discovered that police should have been called then and report taken. My supervisor went out...
Tags: Law, Ptsd, Employment and Labor

My Mother Won’t Let Me See a Counselor

From a teen in the U.S.: I’m a junior (17 year old) in high school who has been dealing with some mental issues for a very long time. My father abused my sister and I until I was 11, which is when my mother got full custody of the both of us. After that, I started to get very anxious and jumpy, and I would have flashbacks that would send me into tears. In the 8th grade, I started to get suicidal and I felt worthless and hopeless. Nowadays the feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness have gotte...
Tags: Family, General, Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Parenting & Children, Abuse

Veteran suicide remains problematic; vets find freedom in Christ

USA (MNN) -- Veteran suicide remains a major problem in the United States. Wounded Warrior Project just released its annual veterans survey and says PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – remains a top challenge. Nearly 80-percent of those surveyed by WWP say they deal with PTSD effects every day. As reported here , suicide rates among veterans 34 and younger have spiked in the last two years. Army vet Steve Prince says, “When they (veterans) get diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress [D...
Tags: Ptsd, United States, Army, Va, Prince, Christ, WWP, Warriors Set Free, Christ Himself, Steve Prince, Warriors Set Free Warriors Set Free, USA MNN Veteran, Veterans Affairs VA Warriors Set Free

Coping During the Holiday Season if You Have C-PTSD or PTSD

For those who have a history of trauma, the holiday season can present difficult challenges. Holidays carry a full load of triggers, across the full range of our senses. Food, song, sight, family gatherings, and rituals associated with the holidays can trigger stress and difficult emotions. If you have experienced childhood interpersonal trauma (C-PTSD), it may be that holidays mean spending time with the people who hurt you. If you are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Holidays, Ptsd, Trauma, Alcoholism, Holiday Season, Holiday Coping, Jacobs, Applied Cognitive Psychology, AuBuchon, Traumatic Experience, Complex Trauma, C-PTSD, complex PTSD

Thinking About Dumping Your Psychiatrist? You Might Not Need To

It’s tempting. I’ve been there. You hit a rough patch with your psychiatrist and you think, “I’m outta here.” There may be some things you can do to not only get your relationship back on track but also give it a turbo boost. I want to explore just a few of the things we can do to improve our relationships with our doctors. First some basic facts. Psychiatry is a rare discipline of medicine and the population of psychiatrists is aging and not being replaced quickly enough by younger physician...
Tags: Psychology, Communication, Personal, Bipolar, Ptsd, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Psychotherapy

With each new mass shooting, San Bernardino terror attack victims worry about being ‘forgotten’

Three years after the San Bernardino terror attack left 14 people dead, 22 with gunshot wounds and others suffering from PTSD, many of the victims have settled workers’ compensation claims or taken medical retirement. Few still work for San Bernardino County. Making matters worse, survivors say America’s continuing string of mass shootings has further haunted their lives. Workers’ compensation attorney Geraldine Ly said about 80 percent of her dozen clients who filed claims in the San Bernardino...
Tags: Facebook, Isis, News, California, America, Sport, Ptsd, Britain, Soccer, Local News, Pittsburgh, Mass Shooting, San Bernardino, Tashfeen Malik, Syed Rizwan Farook, Adams

The eugenic history of psychiatry is in our bodies

Part of what those of us injured by psychiatry are dealing with is the cellular knowledge that this history is in our very nervous systems via psychiatric institution, it’s proponents and the drugs used to suppress our beautiful sensitive human natures. We are not insane — we are however subject to the bullshit that has been perpetrated against us. Yes the body keeps score. If and when we allow the consciousness of these crimes against humanity to arise out of our bodies we can become a force to...
Tags: Health, Ptsd, Psychiatry, Trauma, Pharmaceuticals, Infertility, Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Abuse

Mindfulness and Complex Trauma: The Rewards and the Risks

What media hype and those selling mindfulness don’t tell you is that mindfulness is a process that can radically transform you, and it’s not always safe, nor is it easy or straightforward. We make it safer by being aware of the risks and learning to listen to our own bodies about when it is or isn’t okay for us. No one else actually knows.
Tags: Health, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Ptsd, Trauma, Infertility, Psychiatric Medications, Self Inquiry, Psychiatric Abuse

Mindfulness / Meditation and Complex Trauma: The Rewards and the Risks

What media hype and those selling mindfulness don’t tell you is that mindfulness is a process that can radically transform you, and it’s not always safe, nor is it easy or straightforward. We make it safer by being aware of the risks and learning to listen to our own bodies about when it is or isn’t okay for us. No one else actually knows.
Tags: Health, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Ptsd, Trauma, Infertility, Psychiatric Medications, Self Inquiry, Psychiatric Abuse

Anxiety, Depression, OCD and PTSD

Please help me. I am fairly strong and I have been in therapy during hard times in my life but my doctor retired years ago I am going through a crisis of grief, isolation, friends not being there and serious anxiety and depression and I cannot wrangle it and I don’t have any money to see a regular therapist. I feel so alone and I’ve not been able to wrangle it no matter how bad it is. I don’t know what to do anymore. I feel very alone I reach out to people but they don’t seem to realize that sup...
Tags: General, Support, Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Trauma, Alcoholism, OCD, Grief & Loss, Coping, Al Anon, 12 Steps

I Have a Diagnosis But No Treatment

From a teen in the U.S. Everyday I have thoughts of death, hurting people or myself. I hate it. I cant control my thoughts. I hurt myself and don’t realize it until its done. I have bee diagnosed with, ADHD, Depression, anxiety, and PTSD. My thoughts are disorganized, Some are of saving people and others of killing them. I see everything in cycles. I hate to fail, I get depressed when i fail, and then fail more as a consequence. I love my family but I cant help fighting about everything. I’m alw...
Tags: Family, General, Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Self Harm, Adhd, Self Injury