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Ways of Coping with PTSD and Anxiety

Learn more about a number of different coping skills that have been found to be helpful in managing the symptoms of PTSD and anxiety in general.

Ways of Coping After a Bombing
On April 15, 2013, two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Unexpected traumatic events such as this can catch us off-guard and be very difficult to cope with. This article presents some ways of coping with an unexpected traumatic event such as this.

Learning Healthy Ways of Coping with Anxiety
Learn more about anxiety and healthy ways of coping with anxiety in this article.

How to Cope with a Sense of a Foreshortened Future
A sense of a foreshortened future is considered to be an avoidance symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn ways of coping with this particular symptom of PTSD.

Coping with PTSD
PTSD can have a tremendous negative impact on a person's life. The distressing symptoms of PTSD can often lead people to use unhealthy ways of coping, such as alcohol or drug use. Learn more about some of the healthy ways of coping with PTSD symptoms.

How to Reduce Avoidance
A central symptom of PTSD is avoidance. Avoidance often occurs in response to trying to limit contact with triggers for anxiety, fear, or memories about a traumatic event. However, not all situations can be avoided and avoidance often brings more avoidance which can greatly interfere with your life. Learn ways to reduce avoidance in this article.

Ways of Coping with Large Crowds When You Have PTSD
When you have PTSD, it is important to learn ways of coping with large crowds. Large crowds can be particularly stressful for someone with PTSD, and the fear of being in a large crowd can lead to isolation. This article provides some strategies for coping with large crowds.

Managing Catastrophic Thoughts
Learn ways of managing catastrophic thoughts in this article.

A PTSD App for Your Smartphone
Learn about a PTSD smartphone app that has been developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs to help people cope with their PTSD symptoms.

Ways of Coping with PTSD Symptoms
The symptoms of PTSD can have a major impact on a person's life; however, there are a number of healthy and effective ways of coping with PTSD symptoms. Share your thoughts about and experiences with effective coping strategies for reducing the symptoms of PTSD.

Coping with Hyperarousal Symptoms
The symptoms of hyperarousal can be very difficult to manage. This article provides an overview of some strategies that may be helpful in managing hyperarousal symptoms.

Ways of Coping with the Avoidance Symptoms of PTSD
Learn some ways of coping with the avoidance symptoms of PTSD.

Coping with Fears of Public Speaking
Many people with PTSD experience social anxiety, such as fears of public speaking. These fears can have a huge impact on a person's level of success at work or at school. However, these fears can be overcome. This article presents some tips that may help address your public speaking fears.

Ways of Coping with Re-experiencing Symptoms of PTSD
Learn ways of coping with re-experiencing symptoms in this article.

Reduce Stress by Breathing
It may sound silly, but many people do not breathe properly. Learning to breathe properly can do a lot to protect you from stress and anxiety.

Coping with Anxiety - How Do You Cope With Anxiety?
There are a number of different healthy ways of coping with anxiety. What strategies have you found to be effective? Share those strategies with other readers and learn some new ways of coping with anxiety.

Ways of Coping with Anxiety
People with PTSD often struggle with frequent and intense symptoms of anxiety. These strong symptoms of anxiety often lead people with PTSD to rely on unhealthy ways of coping, such as through drug or alcohol use. Fortunately, there are a number of healthy ways of coping with anxiety that may help your anxiety go down in intensity, become less frequent, and/or become more tolerable.

How to Identify and Cope with Your PTSD Triggers
Learn how to identify and cope with triggers for your PTSD symptoms.

How Can I Cope with Flashbacks?
Many people with PTSD suffer from flashbacks and dissociation. Fortunately, there are some ways you can better manage these symptoms. Learn some tips here.

Do Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive muscle relaxation can be a very effective way of reducing stress and anxiety. Learn how to do progressive muscle relaxation here.

Coping with Flashbacks and Dissociation
Many people with PTSD struggle with flashbacks and dissociation. These symptoms can be unpredictable and difficult to manage. However, there are some things you can do to better manage these symptoms of PTSD.

Is Your PTSD Getting Worse?
The severity of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms can change over time. It is important to recognize early warning signs that PTSD symptoms may be getting worse. Learn how to identify and cope with these early warning signs in order to prevent a worsening of your PTSD.

Use Self-Monitoring for PTSD
Using self-monitoring for PTSD can be an important skill. It can increase your awareness of situations that bring about unpleasant and upsetting thoughts and feelings such as anxiety. The first step in addressing these thoughts and feelings is being aware of what situations bring them up. Self-monitoring can help with that.

Coping with a Slip: Getting Back on the Track to Recovery from PTSD
Sometimes people slip on their way to recovery from PTSD; however, all is not lost as there are ways of coping with a slip. Learn how to get back on track if you find that you have fallen back into an unhealthy pattern of behavior.

Ways of Managing Panic Attacks
Many people struggle in figuring out the best ways for managing panic attacks. This may especially be the case for someone with PTSD. It has been found that people who have experience a traumatic event and/or have PTSD are at greater risk for developing panic attacks and panic disorder . If you have PTSD, the experience of panic attacks is important to address. Panic attacks may lead you to avoi…

Coping with Panic Attacks - Ways of Coping with Panic Attacks
Panic attacks are very common among people with PTSD, and they can be very difficult to cope with. Share with other readers how you have successfully coped with panic attacks. You may also learn some new healthy strategies for coping with panic attacks.

How I Overcame Flashbacks
One symptom of PTSD that may be very difficult to cope with is flashbacks. Have you overcome flashbacks? Share your story with others on how you were able to overcome this potentially debilitating symptom of PTSD. If you are currently struggling with flashbacks, you may learn from others how to cope and overcome your flashbacks.

Common Negative Beliefs About Emotions
Learn about common negative beliefs about emotions, as well as ways of addressing them.

Ways of Reducing Worry
Many people with PTSD struggle with persistent, uncontrollable worry, and reducing worry can be a difficult thing to do. Worry can have a major negative impact on a person's life. Fortunately, there are some healthy coping skills that can be used to better manage worry.

Telling Someone About Your PTSD
Telling someone about your PTSD can be a very stressful experience. If you disclosed your PTSD to people in your life, share your story on how you coped with the stress of telling others about your PTSD. The information you provide may help others who are thinking of disclosing their PTSD to loved ones.

Coping with PTSD at Work
Have you found healthy ways of coping with your PTSD at work? If so, share what you have done with other readers here. In addition, if you are struggling with ways of coping with your PTSD at work, you can learn some tips from other readers.

Coping With Your PTSD at Work
Coping with PTSD at work can be a very difficult experience. This article presents some tips that may help you better manage your PTSD symptoms during your work day.

Using Yoga to Cope with PTSD Symptoms
There is some emerging evidence that yoga may be beneficial for people with PTSD. Learn more about how yoga can help reduce PTSD symptoms in this article.

Worry - Coping with Worry
There is some evidence that people with PTSD may be more likely to worry. Do you suffer from frequent and uncontrollable worry? What healthy coping strategies have you used to manage your worry? Share what has worked for you with other readers.

Overcoming the Effects of a Sexual Assault
If you are a survivor of a sexual assault, share your story with others on how you overcame the effects of a sexual assault. If you are a survivor of a sexual assault and are still suffering from the negative consequences of such an experience, you may find the help you need in this article by reading the stories of others who have recovered......See submissions

Ways of Managing PTSD in Social Situations
Learn some healthy ways of coping with PTSD in social situations in this article.

Coping with Nightmares in PTSD
Coping with nightmares can be a difficult thing to do. Nightmares can greatly interfere with your amount and quality of sleep and can cause high levels of anxiety. Nightmares are actually one of the most commonly reported symptoms among people with PTSD, and they are also often unaffected by standard treatments for PTSD. Therefore, it is very...

Ways to Manage Your PTSD Symptoms
PTSD symptoms can be very intense and difficult to manage. However, there are specific coping skills that can be used to help you better manage your PTSD symptoms. An overview of these strategies are presented in this article.

Maintaining Recovery from PTSD After Treatment
Just because you have successfully completed treatment for PTSD does not mean that your work is done, as there are a number of steps you can take to ensure that you have success in maintaining your recovery from PTSD. This article presents some quick and easy things you can do to keep yourself on the road to recovery from PTSD.

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