Tag Archives: Heart attack

PTSD: What to do

In this film, Gill tells us what to do if someone has PTSD. She stresses that it is normal to be upset after an event, and that we need time to process what has happened. PTSD happens when this processing gets blocked because what happened is too upsetting or we can’t understand it. She recommends… Read More »

Who gets PTSD?

This film looks at who can get PTSD. The answer to this question is anybody who has been in a situation where they were exposed to threat or danger and where they thought they might die. Most people manage to cope with these events, especially those who have good support from family and friends. Gill… Read More »

What happens to you after a heartbreak or broken heart syndrome

“It’s important to know that the sadness and grief of a broken heart can kick up and flood the nervous system,” he said. “It’s very normal for this state of hypo-arousal to trigger feelings of loss of control.” The physical signs of grieving include:[14] 1. Exhaustion, muscle tightness or weakness, body pains, fidgety restlessness, lack… Read More »