Tag Archives: Abnormal Psychology

PTSD Caused By Certain Types Of Events Linked To Higher Disease Risk

A new study says post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, could bring on cardiovascular disease and cancer. In 2017, the National Institutes of Health estimated that 3.6 percent of adults in the United States had PTSD in the previous year. According to UPI, the longer a person has PTSD from any traumatic event, the higher… Read More »

Living Yesterday: A Look at PTSD

(Warning: Triggering Content) FOR AN UPDATE (12/9/2012) SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM. Filmed and edited by me for my Abnormal Psychology class, Living Yesterday explores life with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). This documentary is meant to provide general information about the disorder through a personal story: my personal story. With footage from the University of South… Read More »

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder & Trauma Lecture at Diablo Valley College (DVC) in Pleasant Hill, CA

Grace Pacheco, M.A., MFT lectures to Abnormal Psychology students at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA on treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She is an expert in PTSD treatment after working with victims of violent crime for years and had specialized training in reduction of anxiety and hypervigilance as well as Eye Movement Desensitization… Read More »

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What Is It, Exactly?

If you’re experiencing PTSD, it doesn’t make you weak. It just means that you’ve been through something terrible and you need some help getting through it. According to Allure Magazine, post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health disorder that occurs after experiencing or witnessing something traumatic or even life-threatening. Psychiatrist Dr. Charles Marmar tells Allure,… Read More »