Articles for PTSD

Different Types of Trauma Explained

April 10, 2021

Traumatic life experiences can have deep emotional, psychological, and even physical impacts on an individual. There are many different circumstances that can cause trauma, and everyone reacts to these events differently.

Religious Trauma Syndrome: Everything You Need to Know

March 26, 2021

Religious and spiritual beliefs are important parts of life for many people. Practicing religion is a great way for people to discover their faith, feeling a sense of peace and belonging. With that said, authoritarian religious institutions can be much more intense than most indoctrinations.

Acute Stress Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

February 1, 2021

ASD, or acute stress disorder, can cause a wide range of psychological symptoms. If left untreated, acute stress disorder can progress into post-traumatic stress disorder. That being said, becoming familiar with risk factors and symptoms of ASD can help you recognize a problem, whether it be within your own life or that of a loved one.

How To Help Someone with PTSD: Support Tips and More

January 10, 2021

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects approximately 3.5% of adults in the United States, or an estimated 7.7 million adults. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that approximately one out of every 11 people will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime, and even more people will be affected by it.

What Causes Persistent Depressive Disorder?

December 4, 2020

Persistent depressive disorder can be a very frustrating form of depression for patients and their families. It is often milder, but much longer-lasting than other forms of depression. This can make it harder to diagnose in many cases. Here’s what you need to know about persistent depressive disorder.

Recognizing the Four Types of Depression

November 11, 2020

Everyone feels down every now and then, but the symptoms experienced by people who are suffering from depression are much more severe than ocasional sadness. Depression can have serious effects on your quality of life, and your capacity to work and function in your day to day.

Do I Have Atypical Depression?

November 11, 2020

Too often, people who are experiencing atypical depression begin to think that it is just a part of their lives that they will need to learn to deal with. They may even internalize features of the disorder such as fear of rejection as personality traits rather than characteristics of a mental health condition.

Depression Medication: What it is and How it Can Help?

August 30, 2020

Depression is the most common mental health condition in the world, with 322 million individuals worldwide dealing with depression, and 15.7 million of those individuals being in the United States, making up for almost 7% of the U.S.’s adult population. With numbers this high, it’s likely that you or someone you know has suffered from depression.

Postpartum Depression: What Is It and How Long Does it Last?

August 23, 2020

Giving birth to a child is a major life event that can cause a wide range of feelings, regardless if it’s a woman’s first baby or her fourth. Many women experience feelings of sadness, worry, and fatigue following the birth of a baby–these feelings are known as the “baby blues.”