Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder involves varying combinations of anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, fear, impulsive behavior, social alienation, and often substance abuse.
PTSD occurs when a person experiences an event that is outside the range of normal human experience.
Lack of apparent meaning or purpose to the sacrifice leaves the person feeling vulnerable and displaced.
Ordinary events can serve as reminders of the trauma and trigger flashbacks or intense painful memories.
The triggers can come in the form of sights, sounds, smells, or feelings.
Sometimes a person may even lose touch with reality and believe the traumatic event is happening all over again.
You can learn to manage the effects of PTSD in your life.
Understand your symptoms and learn what to do about them by using cognitive-behavioral therapy/skills.
The goal is to change your thought patterns to gain a renewed sense of control and well-being in your life.
PTSD MANAGEMENT SKILLS PROGRAM
IDENTIFY flashback symptoms
DEFINE painful memory triggers
ACQUIRE skills to manage the PTSD
RESOLVE anxiety, guilt, anger, and fear issues
CREATE a renewed sense of well-being