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If you have SURVIVED life in a cult, you may suffer from PTSD or C-PTSD after long, repeated to traumatic events, emotional abuse, psychological abuse in a toxic, dogmatic environment.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is Curable
You took refuge in the shower as the roof was peeled off from over your head. Now you feel homeless in 90-degree heat with no A/C. No water or food for days. And you can’t call anyone because the cell towers are down.
Months after the trauma and when things have finally settled… the symptoms of rage and feelings of hopelessness set in. You can’t talk to family or friends. And nights are filled with nightmares and no sleep.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
PTSD is not a tough nut to crack no matter what the mental health professionals say. Instead of re-living the horror of the trauma you were dealt with using ‘Prolonged Exposure’ therapy.
Or dealing with the side effects or outright failure of antidepressants.
Try natural nootropic supplements instead.
And put your life back together. You can recover.
The thing is you may not get any help from your doctor. They haven’t the knowledge or experience in anything other than ‘traditional treatment’. You will likely have to do some experimenting on your own.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Your Brain
PTSD is a stress disorder. Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, found that chronic stress triggers long-term changes in brain structure and function.[ix]
Chronic stress changes neural networks. Cortisol creates a domino effect that hard-wires pathways between the hippocampus and amygdala. (The amygdala (lizard brain) is the area responsible for your fight-or-flight response).
This hard-wiring caused by stress is not the way your brain was designed. But chronic, ongoing stress tricks your brain into rebuilding circuits and hunkering down for the long haul.
This re-wiring appears to be permanent. Unless you intervene with something like anyone of the nootropic supplements we’ll investigate in a minute.
Chronic stress seems to ‘flip a switch’ in stem cells in the brain. And turns them into a type of cell that prevents connections to the prefrontal cortex. Preventing improved learning and memory.
And laying down the scaffolding linked to anxiety, depression and PTSD.
Chronic stress coats neurons in myelin, reduces the number of neurons, and gray matter decreases while white matter increases.
Under conditions of chronic stress and excess cortisol, your brain’s neurons are coated (or sheathed) in myelin. Under healthy conditions this “sheathing” is a protective measure.
But this excessive sheathing is likely an evolutionary measure made to reinforce the connection between the hippocampus and amygdala. Improving the fight-or-flight response during extended periods of threat or attack.
The chronic stress caused by hurricanes and other natural disasters which result in PTSD hijacks your fight-or-flight response system.
It backfires in daily life after a traumatic event like a hurricane, in which you are no longer in physical danger.
Get Your Life Back with These Nootropic Supplements:
– Lithium Orotate 5mg
– SAM-e (SAM-e needs Vitamins B6 & B12 and folate to work. )
– Thiamine B1 Megadoses