PTSD: Hope for Recovery
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder we hear more and more about these days, possibly due to our soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Earlier, I posted Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - The Basics. Researching PTSD, I've learned some things that were rather surprising to me, and that made me realize that I had some real misconceptions about it. I thought that returning soldiers were the most likely people to suffer PTSD, that it only happened to adults.
One of the biggest problems facing people with mental health disorders is the overabundance of myths and misconceptions, which often lead to stigma. As I continue researching and writing about PTSD, I hope you'll continue reading my SharePosts and learn with me.
Today, I came across a great video on the site of the National Center for PTSD. It touches on several important topics...
- What is PTSD?
- Who gets PTSD?
- How does PTSD make a person feel?
- How important families are in supporting people with PTSD.
- and much more.
Hope for Recovery is video describing PTSD, produced by the PTSD Alliance, a group of professional and advocacy organizations that have joined forces to provide educational resources to individuals diagnosed with PTSD and their loved ones; those at risk for developing PTSD; and medical, healthcare and other frontline professionals.
Please Note: Involves dramatizations of individuals briefly describing interpersonal traumas, which may be upsetting for some individuals.
Source: National Center for PTSD.