We have come a long way in the last 100 years in recognising and diagnosing PTSD but we still tend to associate with those who have seen combat or experienced extreme trauma. However, as you will read in Madelyn Griffith-Haynie’s comprehensive post on the subject…50% of women have experienced some form of traumatic event and one in ten of those women will develop PTSD. There is some very interesting research on the link between cortisol and PTSD.. and even if you have not experienced an event that has impacted you, it is likely that you know someone that it has and this post will be very helpful.
June was PTSD Awareness Month
Adding to our awareness – Part II
© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Updated Refliections Post
Self-Health Series – Part I HERE
“Emotions are very good at activating thoughts,
but thoughts are not very good at controlling emotions.”
~ Joseph LeDoux
Since my Sleep Awareness post somehow jumped the queue and was posted at the same time as Part-1 of this article, I decided to wait a bit to give readers a shot at catching up. Again, my apologies for seeming to inundate with info – it was not intentional.
This Part may seem long, but much of the first half is review — so those of you who read Part-1 will be able to skim through it quickly.
PTSD can present in a variety of ways, with more than a few symptoms in common with depression, in…
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