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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is best known as a disorder of veterans of war. It can also be a response to other traumatic events in civilian’s lives. 63 more words

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

The Psych Files: PTSD For Writers

The moment Katniss Everdeen volunteers herself as tribute in place of her younger sister, the heroine of the Hunger Games begins a journey of war and loss. 1,269 more words

Character Development

“Unlike simple stress, trauma changes your view of your life and yourself. It shatters your most basic assumptions about yourself and your world — “Life is good,” “I’m safe,” “People are kind,” “I can trust others,” “The future is likely to be good” — and replaces them with feelings like “The world is dangerous,” “I can’t win,” “I can’t trust other people,” or “There’s no hope.” ―Mark Goulston


As the flashbacks flow, so do the words.


Burning my skin with the touch of your hand over my shirt I feel it going through branding your hand print on my back and it hurts. 174 more words

PTSD and Travel

I’m excited to share that I have an article in this month’s Edge Magazine, titled PTSD and Travel.  With the holiday season upon us, there is a lot of traveling going on. 786 more words


Ecstasy Could Become Legal In Controlled Treatments to Treat PTSD

MDMA — or “molly” as today’s youngsters call it — is a longtime club drug with some limited medical uses. It may gain a new legitimate use, as the Food and Drug Administration has okayed the last human trial of MDMA as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, opening the door for possible approval down the road. 304 more words

Pharma Medicine

It's 3am, in insomnia land

The mind just won’t be quiet. I’ve had about 4 hours of sleep so I shouldn’t complain but 7 hours would have been preferable; just saying. 720 more words