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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
We plug a movie into our DVD player. Within minutes there’s an unexpected, brutal rape scene. Our throat goes dry, our heart starts beating rapidly. We shut it off. For the remainder of our day we struggle to make our minds go blank, to think of something positive, to forget about the movie...
michael-anthony's picture
With more and more people getting PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) it's important to know what to do when someone you love has PTSD.  The latest blog entry is about what to do when your spouse has PTSD.   http://masscasualties.com/2011/03/ptsd-what-to-do-when-your-spouse-has-ptsd/
michael-anthony's picture
The sad thing about PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is that when someone has it, it doesn't only affect them, but it affects those around them, family members, friends, children, etc.  This latest article talks about what to do when your child has PTSD (it doesn't matter if your child is five...
michael-anthony's picture
New blog entry about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how to prevent it.  PTSD is plaguing more and more veterans, as well as other people.  And this new entry delves into some things that people can to do prevent themselves or friends/family members from getting PTSD.      http...
geri-spieler's picture
 Specialist Tammy K. scoots around a throng of patients, visitors and staff in the wide hallways of the VA hospital in Palo Alto. Her shoulder length blonde hair swings as her slim figure maneuvers expertly between  wheelchairs and gurneys on her way to her job in the rehabilitation unit.  She...
jennifer-van-bergen's picture
Trauma is the big "monster under the bed" (as I wrote here in 2004). It's the elephant in the room that nobody wants to acknowledge.  Nobody wants to talk about trauma. I've been writing and singing about trauma since I started writing and singing in the early 1970's. I performed my early...
diane-chamberlain's picture
My current work-in-progress requires a disaster. Hurricane Katrina would work. So would 9-11. But I can't bring myself to use those tragic events. I'm even uncomfortable using this image from Katrina. It simply feels too soon, with too many of the hurricane's victims still in pain. I recently...