Sometimes we feel out of control. We may be overwhelmed by a sense of terror or feel like we’re going to die as we struggle to breathe (such as with a panic attack). We may be reliving a horrific past experience as if it’s happening again right now, complete with the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations from that moment (such as with a flashback). We may be feeling extremely agitated or extremely nu...

Most people have heard of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in the context of soldiers coming home from war. The fact that this is now a part of our collective consciousness is a huge step forward for mental health in this country. For so long, soldiers suffering from PTSD symptoms (labeled “Shell Shock” for many years) were viewed as weak or simply faking an illness to escape the front lines. Now...

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