Tag Archives: PTSD

How PTSD can look like Borderline Personality Disorder

by on August 25, 2020

The first couple of therapy sessions with Trina were rollercoaster rides. One second she was excited about a new job and all of the possibilities it presented, and the next she was anxious and overwhelmed from being a caretaker to her mother. When she came back for her second session she was nervous and depressed… (more…)

Another Traumatic Ending from the Effects of PTSD

by on January 6, 2018

In the news, this morning is a story about a Kentucky lawmaker who shot himself after sexual allegations came to light the previous day. While there are many aspects of this man’s life that are both encouraging and discouraging, his last words on social media indicated that his death was due the to lasting effects… (more…)

Difference between PTSD reactions and Borderline Personality Disorder

by on October 31, 2017

The first couple of therapy sessions with Trina were rollercoaster rides. One second she was excited about a new job and all of the possibilities it presented. The next she was anxious and overwhelmed from being a caretaker to her mother. Then she was nervous and depressed over the thought that her long-time partner might… (more…)

Relaxation: The Anti-Narcissistic Medication

by on October 8, 2017

After being married to a narcissistic wife for over 10 years, Ben had enough. His whole body started to reject his spouse’s self-centeredness by plaguing him with intense pain and repeated anxiety attacks that he could no longer ignore. He went to doctor after doctor for a quick fix, but after dozens of tests and… (more…)

Florida Teachers: Beware of Post-Hurricane Stress in Students

by on October 8, 2017

After being closed for over a week due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma, some Florida schools are attempting to return to normal operations. While the schools may be fully-functional, the teachers and students might not be. Educators should be properly equipped to handle basic first-aid for mental health care as many students will… (more…)

The 3 Main Types of Exhaustion

by on October 8, 2017

“I’m so exhausted,” Stephanie said as she sat down on her therapist’s couch. “I can’t seem to get a grip on my life.” As she began to recount the events over the past few days, her exhaustion was pervasive at work and home. She overreacted to a missed appointment with threats of firing her assistant…. (more…)

Orlando is Suffering From Secondary Traumatic Stress

by on June 17, 2016

Orlando is suffering from Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) with all of the continuous news reports, life stories of the victims, personal experiences of the first responders, FB posts from family and friends, and changes in everyday life. For those living in the area, simple things like going to the grocery store (normally a ten minute… (more…)

New Term: Brain Disorders

by on July 29, 2013

Instead of calling disorders such as ADHD, PTSD, OCD, and schizophrenia mental or behavioral disorders, Dr. Thomas Insel the National Institute of Mental Health Director suggests calling them brain disorders.  This shift highlights changes in how the diagnosis can be made. In the past, ADHD, PTSD, OCD and schizophrenia were made by observing behaviors that… (more…)

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