Children of Alcoholics – Effectively Managing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

With the U.S. Congress’ passage of “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day” on June 27, 2011, attention is being drawn to a debilitating condition which affects 3.5% of the adult population in the U.S., 36.6% of cases which are classified as “severe” according to the statistics provided by the National Institute of Mental Health. While PTSD […]

4 Benefits of Percussive Suggestion Therapy

Many people with PTSD sever anxiety or fears are so traumatized that they are virtually housebound, so holding onto a job, or family can be very difficult, with the fear of crowds or unfamiliar places and situations affecting your confidence. Thoughts of traveling to a therapist to get help can often be daunting. If you […]

Life Skills and Trauma Stressors

Health professionals may be baffled when survivors of trauma come to them after recovery, on reassessment, find out symptoms have recurred. Trauma is a serious assault on a human’s life functioning. What happens to get in the way of a regular day-to-day activity like paying the bills or problem-solving to suddenly make it all seem […]

EFT Tapping for Physical Pain and Emotional Trauma After Traumatic Kidnapping

In this country-and around the world-we spend immense amounts of money trying to help people overcome PTSD, painful childhood experiences, abuse and physical pain and illnesses. Usually, we use various medications, surgery, chiropractic and other methods. There’s one method, however, that ends up being relatively inexpensive and often surprisingly quick. It’s called EFT-Emotional Freedom Techniques. […]

The Amino Acid, Lysine, Can Help Anxiety Naturally

Anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in the United States, surpassing even depression. It is estimated that 18 percent of the population suffers from some form of anxiety, which totals over 40 million adults. The cause of many anxiety disorders is virtually unknown, and prescription drugs for anxiety often come with unwanted […]

Anxiety and Panic Disorder – A Widely-Acknowledged, Yet Misunderstood, Concept

Anxiety and panic disorders were not fully understood as a medical issue until 1980, when they were officially recognized by the American Psychiatric Association. However, they have existed throughout history, with conditions labeled as “vapors,” “hysteria” and even “possession” Early treatments for anxiety included laxatives, electric shock and exorcism! Other early misconceptions were that only […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – The Inner Devastation

Symptoms of PTSD have been recognised since at least the sixth century BC, and has been given many names including shell shock, war neurosis, soldier’s heart, gross stress reaction, transient situation disturbance, tunnel disease, railway spine disorder, combat stress, combat fatigue, battle fatigue, stress breakdown, traumatic neurosis, and Buffalo Creek syndrome. Because of the devastating […]

Cause and Effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that has been around since the beginning of mankind. Its symptoms were recognized and mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible. It is the result of being exposed to an event or events that are so severe and traumatizing that they basically overload the mind. If you are young […]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – The Real Struggles Behind Reliving The Past

It is common knowledge that war veterans, rape victims, and other survivors of horrific situations, often deal with a condition known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD has been characterized as persistent struggles which come from reliving the past. These include repeating thoughts associated with going through one of these horrific ordeals. This is a debilitating […]