News — PTSD Awareness Month 2020

PTSD Facts, Volume 2 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 2 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  Did you know that PTSD has also been called ‘shell shock’, ‘battle fatigue’, ‘war neurosis’, and ‘soldier’s heart’? In fact, the term “post traumatic stress disorder” didn’t come into use until the 1970s, due in large part to the diagnoses of US military veterans of the Vietnam War. It was officially (and finally) recognized by the American Psychiatric Association in 1980. Okay, now on to some more PTSD facts: Everybody experiences traumatic events at points in their life, but we all process them in different ways. Studies and statistics show that women tend to develop PTSD more often than...

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PTSD Facts, Volume 3 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 3 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  We have returned with more PTSD Facts to continue this series throughout the month of June as we observe PTSD Awareness Month 2020: PTSD is not exclusively reserved for adults. In fact, it is not unusual at all for children to develop PTSD while they are still young. In fact, statistics show that 3% to 15% of girls develop PTSD while 1% to 6% of boys do. As you can likely assume, the initiating trauma may come from neglect or abuse, and the likelihood of PTSD development is directly related to the severity of the trauma.   Flashbacks, or...

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