In our daily lives, we tackle different challenges. For humans, the thing that matters the most is survival. Whether in danger, stress, hunger, or chaos, our defense mechanism is voluntarily triggered, just like a reflex action. However, there are times when we can't overcome a...

Here's a first-hand account of Jeremy's experience with PTSD. He is a veteran from Denver, Colorado, and has been on therapy for a long time. I was diagnosed with PTSD in 2002 much later than the first time it started to destroy my life. It's funny...

Recognizing the signs of unresolved trauma are often tricky. Sometimes people that are having difficulties enter therapy without knowing that they need to suffer the trauma that's causing disruptions in their daily lives. The very nature of trauma lends itself thereto. Often, when an individual...

Most effective treatments for PTSD For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, one of the most successful interventions is medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). So far, excellent results have been obtained with CBT approaches. With the application of prolonged exposure therapy (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), especially...

Haunted by nightmares — unable to shake memories of explosions, death, and visions of war — veterans can struggle with these images, even while awake. Many experience feelings of hysteria, depression, and anger, confused about the way to add up what they need to be...

Subconsciously we always choose our suffering, created by the underlying emotion to overcome it. It's this movement of wishing to unravel, of insisting on understanding, that disconnects us from our emotional reality and thereby contributes to its continuation. It is our continuous 'efforting' itself that's counterproductive....

PTSD takes a heavy toll on relationships, and it can be very hard to comprehend your loved one's behavior. You may feel like you're in a very precarious situation or living with a complete stranger. You may have to assume a bigger responsibility and deal...

We, humans, are born to survive. For us, the only thing that comes first is survival. Whether in danger, stress, hunger, or chaos, our defense mechanism voluntarily gets triggered, just like a reflex action. However, there could be situations we fail to overcome, or that...

It is almost a continuous struggle surviving with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and I've suffered from it for a larger part of my life. Sometimes I look back and gently laugh at all the people who thought I had a perfect life. I was young,...