Do you know what PTSD or post-traumatic stress feels like?
Can you imagine?
Trauma is often defined as a terrible event that outweighs a child’s (or adult’s) ability to cope (National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2015). This inability to cope often leads to mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, and even personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder, narcissism, or avoidant personality.
Even more, trauma can interfere with our ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships (work, marriage, friend, family) and appropriate social interactions. Trauma can also affect development throughout the lifespan and lead to a lifetime of emotional lability (“switchable” emotional states or moods).
In part 2 this video, I briefly explore the parts of the brain affected by PTSD and some of the best treatments available.
I welcome your comments, questions, and experiences.
1. TMS: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/psychiatry/specialty_areas/brain_stimulation/tms/index.html
2. CBT: https://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/patients-and-families/cognitive-behavioral
3. DBT: https://behavioraltech.org/resources/faqs/dialectical-behavior-therapy-dbt/
4. TFCBT: https://tfcbt.org/
5. Medications: https://youtu.be/ghbPyM4RWOE
6. EMDR: https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/
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I’m Támara, a licensed and nationally certified mental health therapist, with over 11 years experience. I specialize in helping children, teens, and families with mental illness. I also treat psychological trauma in children, teens, and adults.
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