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What is it and does it help? Finding Support is Key to Battling PTSD By Sharon Picone Here are some ideas to consider: If you suffer from PTSD, you know firsthand that it totally consumes you. It affects your mind, your eating habits and your sleep. Anxiety and depression set in. It is difficult to […]
By Dan Pitzer PTSD is a syndrome, a collection of symptoms that can vary from person to person, yet have many characteristics in common. Folks with PTSD experience to varying degrees, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, insomnia, hypervigilance, fear of crowds, and too much stimulation. In normal life, our frontal cortex, the center of our brain […]
By Dr. Dale G. Caldwell The Detroit police officer cautiously approached the driver’s side door of the car he pulled over for speeding. The tinted windows prevented the officer from seeing inside the car. He therefore was on edge as the driver slowly opened the window. Too often people think what happens next is determined […]
In this video you will see the work of the David Lynch Foundation hearing from individuals who have found success using Transcendental Meditation.
At Prudential, Hiring Veterans Is Like Good Insurance. They’re Reliable And Worth Every Penny. By Wayne Rose Vivienne Nguyen earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California-Berkley. She then went on to get a law degree from Hofstra University. Next. She joined the Navy. “I wanted more adventure in my life,” says Nguyen, who […]
Hiking, swimming and rafting. Sounds like fun, right? For these veterans it’s a therapeutic blend to recovery. By Christine Graf When Margery Hermann saw the “disgraceful” way Vietnam veterans were treated upon returning home from war, she promised herself that she would to do something to help our nation’s veterans. She never forgot that promise. […]
Jamie Heywood Co-Founder and Chairman, PatientsLikeMe.com Helping his brother deal with ALS sparked Heywood’s desire to find a way to support others in a similar situation. What is PatientsLikeMe? JH: We’re a free website for anyone living with a chronic condition. People use our site to track and compare treatments, symptoms, and experiences, connect with […]
A little dot can make watching television safe for anyone with triggers from traumatic experiences. By Andre Carter People who live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder face the prospect of re-experiencing their worst memories while doing the simplest of things, such as sitting down on their sofa and watching the hottest television series. Believe it […]
The first female to lead the DAV talks about her priorities. She also discusses how her daughter lasted two weeks after joining the Army while her career spanned 21 years. Since taking over, what have you identified as your top priorities? My priorities as DAV’s national commander include keeping the spotlight on the unique, gender-specific […]
By Boyd Patterson As a survivor, you well know the intense feelings associated with PTSD. They rise like tidal waves and crash into your day, washing away all self-control. In those moments of sudden crisis, helpful information about PTSD acts like a life preserver. Knowledge may not prevent the emotional waves from occurring, but can […]