LIVING ON THE EDGE: Life with Non-Combat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Bob’s family and friends notice that he can easily become agitated. Certain situations trigger a reaction in Bob that those around him don’t understand. He doesn’t “warm-up” to people easily and often keeps to himself. It’s difficult for Bob to adjust to changes in his life. For instance, when meeting a new manager, Bob appears guarded and instinctively withdraws. Bob “checks out” every new person he meets. Often, his emotions don’t appear to match the challenges of interpersonal relationships. He “bristles” when receiving feedback on his job. Bob is “edgy.” He says he’s waiting for “the other shoe to drop,” which impairs his ability to get promoted. The people who know Bob best believe that

Train Your Therapist: How to Get The Most Out Your Work in Therapy

Beginning work with even the most competent therapist can be anxiety producing for any client. Often clients who are new to the therapeutic process ask, "What should I expect from working with a therapist?" Therapists know that new clients are usually nervous when they walk through their office door for the first time. If you are considering seeing a therapist, there are a few things to keep in mind that will hep the process go more smoothly for you and help you feel like you have some level of control of your therapeutic work. Remember, your therapist wants to have a good working relationship with you and wants you to get the most out of your work together. So, don't be afraid to use your

Fireworks on the Fourth of July: Not for Some Veterans

Many Americans associate the Fourth of July with cook-outs, baseball, apple pie, and fireworks, but there are many veterans whose celebrations do not include fireworks. Fireworks can be particularly disturbing to veterans with a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that between 11-15% of the soldiers returning from deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq have been diagnosed with PTSD and of those two wars, veterans of Iraq have the highest rate of PTSD diagnosis. How Do Fireworks Relate To Battlefield Trauma? What makes the veterans of these wars different from those of other wars is the higher likelihood of exposure to improvised exp

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