Tag Archives: post-traumatic stress disorder

How Each of Us Can Help a Troubled War Vet
Mental Health

How Each of Us Can Help a Troubled War Vet

A new book says LISTENING helps troubled vets heal. Clinical training is unnecessary. Saying they have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is harmful. “A sustained emotional reaction to the horror of war is not a disorder,” Paula J. Caplan says. “What would be a healthy response to war?”

Criticizing Critics I Agree With
Mental Health

Criticizing Critics I Agree With

Critics of the way mental health professionals administer psychiatric medicine make valid points, but sometimes, in their zeal, they do it in a way that might cause harm.

Tips on Recovery Stories and Going Public
Mental Health

Tips on Recovery Stories and Going Public

Writing or telling the story of how you overcame serious emotional difficulty is always good for you. Going public with your story is good for other people, but not necessarily for you. Here are tips on how to tell your story, and whether you should go public.

If 60 Is The New 50, Why Do My Hips Hurt So Bad?
Quiky Stuff

If 60 Is The New 50, Why Do My Hips Hurt So Bad?

My 60th birthday is the 30th anniversary of the start of my recovery from catastrophic illness. I had some painful times in my 20′s that still hurt if I think about them too much.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Tips for Sufferers and Families
Mental Health

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Tips for Sufferers and Families

Traumatic experiences become post-traumatic stress disorder when the feelings surrounding them invade the involuntary centers of the brain, such as the “fight or flight” response. Returning war veterans are making it a social issue as well as an individual and family issue. The best intervention is support from peers.