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Erin Maynard

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By Erin Maynard

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Sexual Problems in Veterans with PTSD Created: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      In addition to mental and physical health problems, sexual problems in veterans with PTSD are also common. Learn more about sexual problems in Vietnam and Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi...
    • Rates of PTSD in Veterans Created: Sunday, August 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      High rates of PTSD in veterans have been found. Rates of PTSD among Vietnam veterans, Persian Gulf War veterans, and Iraq War veterans are provided here." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Emotional Numbing Symptoms Created: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn more about the emotional numbing symptoms of PTSD.
    • PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder Created: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      PTSD and borderline personality disorder commonly co-occur. Likewise, people with borderline personality disorder often also have a diagnosis of PTSD." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • Is There a Cure for PTSD? Created: Thursday, June 21, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      This article addresses the degree to which PTSD and its symptoms can be cured through treatments such as therapy and medication." itemprop="description">
    • PTSD Rates Created: Thursday, July 12, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      PTSD rates are not the same for everyone. An overview of prevalence rates for PTSD based on age, sex, and marital status is provided here." itemprop="description" Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Do you think you or a loved one may be experiencing PTSD symptoms? There are a number of different symptoms associated with PTSD. A description of these symptoms is provided here."
    • Trauma, PTSD and OCD Created: Thursday, February 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Studies have found that anywhere between 4% to 22% of people with PTSD also have a diagnosis of OCD. Learn more about the connection." itemprop="description">"description" Friday, August 03, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      There are several commonly used cognitive behavioral treatments for PTSD, including Exposure Therapy, Stress Management Training, and Cognitive Processing." itemprop="descrTP='t3'" --> itemprop="de...
    • The Relationship Between PTSD and Other Anxiety Disorders Created: Monday, May 25, 2009 Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014
      PTSD and other anxiety disorders often co-occur. For example, people with PTSD are often also diagnosed with panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, ...
    • Coping with Nightmares in PTSD Created: Friday, July 22, 2011 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      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 th...
    • Effect of PTSD - Effect of PTSD on Your Life Created: Monday, July 11, 2011 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      The effect of PTSD can be far-reaching. People with a diagnosis of PTSD may experience a number of difficulties in their life, including mental health problems, physical health problems, and diffic...
    • Headaches - Coping with Headaches Created: Friday, July 01, 2011 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      There is some evidence that people with PTSD may be more likely to suffer from headaches. Do you have PTSD and headaches? What relaxation skills have you found to be helpful for your headaches?
    • Depression - Coping with Depression Created: Monday, May 23, 2011 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      Many people with PTSD struggle with depression, and the symptoms of depression can be incredibly difficult to cope with. However, there are healthy coping strategies available that reduce the sympt...
    • Worry - Coping with Worry Created: Monday, May 23, 2011 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      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? Sh...
    • DSM-5 Changes to the PTSD Diagnosis - Changes to the PTSD Diagnosis Created: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      A number of changes to the PTSD diagnosis are being proposed for the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Share your thoughts on the changes that are b...
    • Bullying - Overcoming Bullying Created: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      Being the victim of bullying can have a tremendous negative impact on a person's life, and in some severe cases, it may even be considered a traumatic event. Were you a victim of bullying? How did ...
    • Managing Emotions - Healthy Ways of Managing Emotions Created: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      Many people with PTSD experience intense and unpleasant emotions, making managing emotions difficult to do. However, there are healthy emotion regulation strategies available that can be useful in ...
    • Managing Pain - All About Managing Pain Created: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      People with PTSD are at greater risk for experiencing physical pain. The experience of frequent, intense pain can have a tremendous impact on a person's life. Have you experienced problems with pai...
    • Memory Problems - Dealing with Memory Problems Created: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      Many people with PTSD experience memory problems. How have you coped with your memory problems? Share with other readers the coping skills that have worked for you.
    • Quitting Smoking - Tips for Quitting Smoking Created: Friday, January 14, 2011 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      Many people with PTSD also smoke, often in an attempt to manage anxiety and stress. As a result, it can be very difficult for someone with PTSD to quit smoking. Have you been able to quit smoking? ...
    • Self-Injury - Stopping Self-Injury Created: Monday, January 03, 2011 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      Many people with PTSD engage in self-injury as a way of managing their emotions. Stopping this behavior can be very difficult. Have you been successful in stopping your self-injury?
    • Cope with a Natural Disaster - How to Cope with a Natural Disaster Created: Monday, December 13, 2010 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      Natural disasters are traumatic events that have a high potential to place you at risk for developing PTSD. If you have experienced a natural disaster, share with other readers what coping strategi...
    • Mental Health - Mental Health and PTSD Created: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      PTSD can greatly increase your risk for the development of other mental health problems. For example, people with PTSD often develop depression, other anxiety disorders, and substance use problems....
    • Treatment for PTSD - Choosing a Treatment for PTSD Created: Monday, August 30, 2010 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      There are a number of different treatments available for PTSD, many of which have been found to bring about a reduction in PTSD symptoms. What type of treatment would you prefer for your PTSD? Do y...
    • PTSD Sleep Problems Created: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      Many people with PTSD experience difficulties sleeping. What kind of sleep problems do you experience and what have you found to be helpful in coping with your sleep problems? Share your experience...
    • Coming Home from the Iraq War - Coping with Coming Home from the Iraq War Created: Friday, July 17, 2009 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      Coming home from the Iraq War requires a major adjustment and can be a big source of stress. How are you coping with your return home? Share your experiences with other readers and veterans here.
    • A Family Member's PTSD - Coping with a Family Member's PTSD Created: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      Coping with a family member's PTSD can be difficult. PTSD can have a tremendous impact on the life of the person with the diagnosis. It can also effect family and friends caring for that individual...
    • Coping with PTSD Symptoms - Ways of Coping With PTSD Symptoms Created: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      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 wi...
    • Treatments for PTSD - Psychological Treatments for PTSD Created: Thursday, May 14, 2009 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      There are a many different types of therapy for PTSD. Share with other readers your experience with psychological treatments for PTSD.
    • Coping with Anxiety - How Do You Cope With Anxiety Created: Thursday, May 14, 2009 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      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...
    • Disclosing PTSD Created: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      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...

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