Jun 4, 2020 in Therapy
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
Trauma and Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Dr Vasilios Silivistris
It is not the event that determines whether something is traumatic to someone, but the individual’s experience of the event.
Trauma is the Greek word (Tρα?μα) for to pierce or to wound. It is a severe emotional shock caused by an extremely upsetting experience that also affects the physiology of the body and the Central Nervous System (C.N.S.).
Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of an extraordinarily stressful event that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless, hopeless and vulnerable in a very dangerous world.
Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life and safety, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed or alone can be traumatic, even if it does not involve physical harm.
Some symptoms associated with trauma are,
Numbness, shock and disbelief,
Fatigue, lethargy and apathy,
Agoraphobia and social withdrawal,
Most people experience a wide range of physical and emotional reactions however, these are NORMAL reactions to ABNORMAL events. These symptoms may last for days, weeks, or even months after the traumatic event.
Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
If symptoms persist for longer than four weeks, a diagnosis of P.TSD is established, there are four main types of PTSD symptoms that have to be met.
Nightmares and intrusive thoughts.
Exaggerated emotional and physical reactions to triggers that remind the person of the trauma.
Feeling detached, negative emotions, and ad hedonism.
Avoidance: Avoiding activities, people, places that remind the person of the trauma.
Difficulty sleeping, concentrating, irritability, hyper vigilance (being on guard), and exaggerated startle response.
Because PTSD has so strongly affected the Central Nervous System, treatment often takes longer and progresses more slowly than with any other type of severe anxiety. The most effective way to work is with a specialist in trauma recovery. It is most important to feel comfortable and safe with the psychotherapist so as there is no additional fear or anxiety about the treatment itself.
Psychotherapy may include
positive imagery, meditation, (et cetera).
To conclude, the sooner the trauma is processed the more favourable the outcome will be. On average, clients who have developed PTSD. sometimes require only 10 to 12 sessions however, in some circumstances clients may require more. sessions.