Intermission Story (3) – Cpl. Delmer R. Beam & PTSD

  https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/40099923/posts/9947 Taken from the book, “Soldiers Stories: A Collection of WWII Memoirs” with permission by Myra Miller; written by Marshall Miller. War Stories don’t always end when the shooting stops and soldiers return to civilian life.  The family of former Army Corporal Delmer Beam can tell you all about he horrors of Post-Traumatic Stress […]

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Why I Explain My PTSD by My Symptoms

https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/traumaptsdblog/2017/05/why-i-explain-my-ptsd-by-my-symptoms/ It can be difficult to explain posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms to friends, but it helps me to do so. PTSD symptoms include an array of possibilities such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, difficulty bonding, addiction, insomnia, and dissociation. People experience PTSD in very different ways, based on their trauma history, resilience, supports and a myriad […]

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PTSD Treatments: PTSD Therapy, PTSD Medications Can Help

https://www.healthyplace.com/ptsd-and-stress-disorders/ptsd/ptsd-treatments-ptsd-therapy-ptsd-medications-can-help/ PTSD treatments that have been scientifically validated can be very helpful in reducing and/or alleviating the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD therapy and PTSD medications are effective treatments for those experiencing this severe anxiety disorder, developed after a traumatic event. For PTSD treatment, these techniques are usually combined for the best outcome […]

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Living in PTSD Recovery and the Myth of a Cure

https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/traumaptsdblog/2017/06/ptsd-recovery-and-the-myth-of-a-cure/ I lived with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for almost 22 years before I received treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. After five years of therapy, I healed enough to consider myself living in PTSD recovery. However, I still have symptoms that require maintenance, depression being the most notable. No magic formula exists to cure PTSD, but […]

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Understand Trauma-Informed Care to Improve PTSD Therapy

https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/traumaptsdblog/2017/06/getting-the-most-out-of-therapy-for-ptsd/ In the field of mental health, the phrase trauma-informed care refers to a set of standards practitioners follow when treating individuals who have experienced trauma. Trauma-informed care reduces the risk of causing inadvertent harm to or retraumatizing people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Understanding the basics of trauma-informed care can help you make the most […]

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Brain Change and PTSD: Proof Recovery is Possible

https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/traumaptsdblog/2013/01/brain-change-ptsd-proof-recovery-is-possible/ In regard to PTSD, I’ve heard so many times – from both survivors and clinicians – once you’re broken you can’t be fixed (Three Ways Trauma Affects Your Brain). Really? I find that hard to believe. And now, there’s proof that’s all a bunch of baloney. Your Brain Can Change and Recover From PTSD […]

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No Longer A Victim

Return to “The Six Man Project” WAR IS HELL… It is reported that the first person to utter those words in a public address was William Tecumseh Sherman, the famous Civil War Union General.  He said to the 1879 graduating class of Michigan Military Academy, “You don’t know the horrible aspects of war. I’ve been […]

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Test of Faith

https://crumilitary.org/test-of-faith/ The incident in Mogadishu, Somalia, made famous by the book and movie, “Black Hawk Down,” changed my life. It all began after high school when I visited an army recruiter. I asked, “What do you consider the toughest job in the army?” “Being an Airborne Ranger,” was his quick reply. “That’s what I want […]

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