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  • Acute Stress Disorder – The Diagnosis Before PTSD Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    In order to be diagnosed with PTSD, symptoms must have persisted for a month. So if the person has been suffering for a month, what have they been suffering from?
  • Aspartame and PTSD Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Recent studies have shown a correlation between increased rates of depression and high-aspartame diets - but what does that really mean for sufferers of PTSD?
  • How I Overcame Flashbacks Created: Monday, August 30, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    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 ...
  • How I Helped a Family Member with PTSD Created: Monday, June 28, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Having a family member with PTSD can be a very difficult experience. However, there is much that one can do to help the family member with PTSD. Strong family support and care can greatly improve t...
  • Worry - Coping with Worry Created: Monday, May 23, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    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...
  • Bullying - Overcoming Bullying Created: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    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 ...
  • A Family Member's PTSD - Coping with a Family Member's PTSD Created: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    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: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    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...
  • Using Consequence Modification to Reduce Impulsive Behaviors Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Learn more about the skill of consequence modification and how it can be helpful in reducing impulsive behaviors.
  • Coping with Sleep Problems Created: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Many people with PTSD experience sleep problems. This article presents some tips on how to improve your sleep.
  • Managing Impulsive Behaviors Created: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Learn some ways of managing unhealthy impulsive behaviors.
  • How Can I Go About Finding Support for my PTSD? Created: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Finding support for PTSD can be a very difficult thing to do. So, where can social support be found and how can it be established?
  • How Do I Cope with Thoughts of Suicide? Created: Thursday, October 02, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Thoughts of suicide are common among people with PTSD, and it is important to learn how to cope with suicide thoughts. Learn how to cope with and respond to these thoughts and stay safe.
  • Using a Positive Self-Statement Log to Recognize and Set Goals Created: Saturday, September 13, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    When people are feeling down or stressed out, it can be hard to always recognize the positive things you have accomplished; therefore, it can be important to learn how to recognize and set goals. L...
  • How To Be More Active in Your Life! Created: Monday, July 30, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    When people feel down, they may be less likely to do the things they enjoy in life or lose track of their goals, and therefore, it is important to learn how to be more active. Behavioral activation...
  • Ways of Improving Self-Care When You Have PTSD Created: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Learn healthy coping skills focused on increasing your self-care in this article.
  • Ways of Managing PTSD in Social Situations Created: Thursday, July 25, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Learn some healthy ways of coping with PTSD in social situations in this article.
  • Making the Decision to Get Treatment for PTSD Created: Friday, March 25, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Making the decision to get treatment for your PTSD can be a very stressful experience. Who should you see? What kind of PTSD treatment should you get? This article presents information on the proce...
  • How To Do a Chain Analysis to Change Problem Behaviors Created: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Learn how to do a chain analysis to change problem behaviors.
  • How To Improve Your Self-Esteem Through Self-Supportive Statements Created: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Learn how to improve your self-esteem by catching and challenging negative self-focused thoughts and using self-supportive statements.
  • How To Be Effective in Changing Your Behavior Created: Monday, July 30, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    People with PTSD may develop behaviors that appear useful but in the long-run are actually harmful or detrimental to the person's well-being, and therefore, it is important to learn skills focused ...
  • Understanding and Coping with Depression Created: Thursday, December 02, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    PTSD and depression frequently co-occur. Depression can be very difficult to cope with, especially if you are already struggling with symptoms of PTSD. This article presents information on the rela...
  • Learn Ways to Improve Your Memory Created: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Many people with PTSD experience concentration and memory problems. Some of the websites listed in this article may provide you with some tips for improving your memory and concentration.
  • PTSD Resources on the Web Created: Thursday, July 23, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    This article presents information on a number of different PTSD resources available on the web that may help people cope with the symptoms of PTSD.
  • Ways of Coping with Upsetting Thoughts and Memories Created: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    It is important for the person with PTSD to learn ways of coping with upsetting thoughts and memories as people with PTSD often experience upsetting thoughts and memories about their traumatic even...
  • Cognitive Restructuring Created: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Learn the definition of cognitive restructuring.
  • Mania Created: Sunday, May 24, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Learn the definition of mania. Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD).
  • Hypersomnia Created: Sunday, April 26, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Learn the definition of hypersomnia.
  • Interoceptive Exposure Created: Monday, December 08, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Learn the definition of interoceptive exposure.
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder Created: Friday, September 12, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Learn the definition of generalized anxiety disorder (or GAD).
  • Eating Disorders Created: Thursday, August 28, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Learn what disorders are considered eating disorders.
  • Posttraumatic Growth Created: Friday, November 06, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Learn the definition of posttraumatic growth.

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