Day: December 19, 2018

Dog helps veteran find relief from PTSD

Photo credit LAS VEGAS – On Nov. 11, we’ll be celebrating the brave men and women who have served in the military. Throughout the next few weeks, 8 News Now will be bringing you the stories of veterans in Veterans Voices. Many have sacrificed their lives, while others are dealing with mental health problems. On […]

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Fireworks could cause PTSD for 1 October survivors

Photo credit LAS VEGAS – Although Fourth of July will be a fun celebration for most people, it could be a different kind of experience for 1 October survivors. Fireworks are a common trigger for anyone suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome. One survivor from the shooting told 8 News Now, every time she hears […]

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An Overview of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Photo credit People who have lived through a traumatic event can find themselves experiencing emotional challenges long after the event has taken place. Although it is common for people to experience emotional challenges after trauma, their symptoms can lessen in intensity over time as they continue to heal. However, people who struggle with post-traumatic stress […]

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11 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Photo credit As the modernization of medicine and technology has accelerated, young Americans — who have become increasingly anxious and depressed over the past 80 years — have cultivated a curious fascination with natural wellness remedies from times past: Ayurvedic herbs, aromatherapy, and tai chi. We love our therapists, of course, but we also love […]

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Photo credit Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), once called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome, is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious physical harm occurred or was threatened. PTSD is a lasting consequence of traumatic ordeals that cause intense fear, helplessness, […]

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PTSD Symptoms in Women: Unnoticed and Undiagnosed

Photo credit When you mention Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), most people think about a male combat veteran who has experienced horrific events during war. They envision a veteran with flashbacks, having nightmares and memories they cannot control. Many movies and television shows have been guilty of showing only men as victims of this disorder. […]

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Symptoms of PTSD

Photo credit PTSD is diagnosed after a person experiences symptoms for at least one month following a traumatic event. However symptoms may not appear until several months or even years later. The disorder is characterized by three main types of symptoms: Re-experiencing the trauma through intrusive distressing recollections of the event, flashbacks, and nightmares. Emotional […]

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Losing just a few hours of sleep can make you angrier

Photo credit Sleep and mood are closely connected; poor or inadequate sleep can cause irritability and stress. You probably know firsthand that sleep affects mood. After a sleepless night, you may be more irritable, short-tempered, and vulnerable to stress. Various studies have suggested that even partial sleep deprivation has a significant effect on mood. Now, […]

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How your imagination can help you overcome your fears

Photo credit In your imagination, you can do anything. Riding a dragon? Piece of cake. Imagination is what fuels creativity and allows us to come up with innovative solutions. New research assessing brain scans shows that our imagination can also help us get rid of our anxieties and fears. Our imagination is an incredibly useful […]

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What can clinical psychology offer in response to mass fatality terror attacks?

Photo credit This will be the theme of a free public lecture on Thursday 24 January 2019 at the Division of Clinical Psychology annual conference in Manchester. The Manchester Arena attack on 22 May 2017 was the worst terrorist attack in the UK since the attack on the London transport system in July 2005. Dr […]

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