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Self-Destructive Behavior and PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that arises as a response to acutely traumatic experiences. Those who live with PTSD have significantly altered mental states as a result of the trauma, which can lead to behaviors such as severe anxiety, intense fear, or hyper-aggression. While these behaviors are sometimes directed outwards,…

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Your Family History and Your Mental Health

Your family history can pose important effects on your mental health, effects that all too often go unacknowledged. As we learn more and more about mental illness, it has become increasingly clear that some mental health disorders could have a genetic component. In addition, a mental illness in a family member can create additional environmental…

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Identifying PTSD Triggers

If you live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, it can sometimes feel as if symptoms arise out of nowhere. Seemingly innocuous places or situations could lead to a debilitating cascade of symptoms, making the world feel like a minefield. However, PTSD symptoms rarely spontaneously occur. Instead, they are most often triggered by environmental factors, which…

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What Are the Different Types of PTSD?

There are a lot of popular misconceptions surrounding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). One of the most common misconceptions is that it is only experienced by combat veterans and victims of violence. In reality, PTSD can affect anyone exposed to traumatic or extremely stressful situations and can look differently for different people. Some people suffering…

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Characteristics of a Good PTSD Treatment Program

Trauma can dramatically alter a person’s mental state, both immediately after the trauma and for years to come. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that arises from unprocessed trauma after experiencing a particularly shocking, dangerous, or stressful event. People living with PTSD often report severe anxiety, nightmares, or uncontrollable flashbacks to a…

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Where to Find a PTSD Support Group in Atlanta

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that generally arises after exposure to a particularly dangerous or stressful situation. This can result in lasting psychological effects that require dedicated mental health treatment. Fortunately, if you or a loved one has been affected by PTSD, you are far from alone. PTSD affects millions of…

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Celebrating the Importance of Self-Harm Awareness Month

Self-Harm Awareness Month is celebrated around the world in March. People of all races, genders, and ages engage in self-harm. There are nearly 2 million cases every year. Many of those who suffer do so in silence. However, relief and recovery are possible with the proper support, guidance, and therapeutic services like those offered at…

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Can Untreated PTSD Lead To Substance Addiction?

Life has a way of throwing the unexpected at every turn. It is expected that more than three-quarters of the population will suffer a traumatic event in their lifetime. For many, trauma is the catalyst for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A serious mental condition, PTSD manifests as severe anxiety and nightmares. If left untreated without…