There are so many immediate and short-range techniques to help us in our daily struggles that are healthy, available, and effective.
Complex post-traumatic stress syndrome (C-PTSS) is a syndrome that happens when events occur that involve repeated, prolonged trauma with harm or abandonment by a caregiver or other interpersonal relationships with an uneven power dynamic.
Forced deportation is a breeding ground for Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome on so many levels. Deportation of immigrants is a horrible business.
I hear this phrase frequently. It seems to be a catch-all for unanswerable questions that come up in therapeutic settings. It’s also a cop-out used casually by people who don’t want to deal with the issue at hand. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been told, “just let it go!” Wouldn’t it be amazing if it were that easy?
Much like war or rape, fire is shocking, life-threatening, unrelenting, and the damage is permanent. This puts firefighters at a high risk for PTSS. A few studies have also looked at what factors might put firefighters at greater risk for the development of PTSD. A number of risk factors for PTSD among firefighters have been identified.
Only in the aftermath of the Vietnam War did the Government start offering Transcendental Meditation therapy. Whoever brought that about in the military deserves a medal of honor because the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who initiated TM into our society was NOT mainstream by any stretch of the imagination.