How to Recognize the PTSD Triggers [& Conquer Them] | MedCircle

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Whether it was an accident, wartime, natural disaster, physical or sexual assault, or the death of a loved one, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a lasting consequence of witnessing traumatic ordeals. Certain triggers – no matter how small – bring back painful memories of the trauma. If you’re caring for someone living with PTSD, recognizing the triggers is half the battle of conquering them. In this interview with New York-based psychologist and PTSD expert Dr. Judith Joseph, host Kyle Kittleson finds out how people with PTSD and their loved ones can recognize triggers, cope with them more effectively, and regain control over their lives.

Discussion highlights include:
0:00 – Intro to PTSD vs acute stress
0:42 – Triggers to be aware of
2:12 – How triggers change over time
3:48 – Exposure therapy
4:41 – How to help a loved one with PTSD
6:32 – PTSD and children
7:46 – Final thoughts

Have PTSD from working as an EMT or first responder? Want to learn more about the warning signs and treatment options for PTSD? Watch the rest of our original series with Dr. Joseph, PTSD: Ending the Silent Epidemic, at to find out all this and more.

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