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A C-PTSD Awakening

Good afternoon, Dear Readers!<p>The more I learn about Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the more bizarre I think it is. Not just the symptoms I …

Is It Wrong To Be A Victim?

Why everyone can’t just “move on” and “choose a happy future”<p>By Ann Bradley<p>Harvard trained M.D. and trauma expert Dr. Frank Ochberg says “<i>our culture</i> …

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Characteristics of the Narcissist

Certain characteristics appear with stunning regularity among narcissists. Since narcissism is on a continuum, some will have more than others.<p>These …

Narcissistic Abuse | NarcissisticAbuse.com

NARCiSSiSTiC ABUSE doesn’t have to spoil your life<p><b>Not sure if he or she is a narcissist or just a jerk?</b><p>THE JOY OF EX: Freedom from relationship …

Learning disabilities: top tips for family holidays

As the summer draws to a close, some of us will still be planning that last-minute getaway. If a member of your family has a learning disability, the chances are you've been planning it for some time. As any parent of a child with special needs will tell you, "spontaneous" and "carefree" are not …

Life-Savers For The Naturally Disorganized | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Feeling overwhelmed by having too much time on your hands? This can happen easily if you are a solopreneur, working from home, a stay-at-home mom or …

10 Ways Low Self-Confidence Shackles You

I know you.<p>You have dreams for your life.<p>You want to be amazing. You want to achieve something great. You want to wake up happy and enthusiastic …

Why And How You Should Practice Mental Fitness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The importance of physical fitness is all over the media, and there is a good reason for that fuss. When you keep your body healthy, you will prevent …

5 Ways To Keep Pushing On In A Life That Seems To Be Against You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I don’t really know what to write right now. I’m still in kind of in a state of shock just thinking about it.<p>It’s currently Lunar New Year right …

The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The comfort zone is the warm and fuzzy place where everything makes sense, and nothing is particularly challenging. But the comfort zone is also the …

The 5 Best Ways To Relax And How They Will Change Your Life

There’s no doubt that we live in a society where we’re always plugged in, stress levels are high and finding time for ourselves is like pulling …

Bedtime Is Tortuous When You Suffer From PTSD

At the end of every day I lay my head down in an attempt to sleep. That in itself is no different than you. But when my eyes close and I should be drifting off into a peaceful bliss, my mind takes over and I am tormented in my dreams with a vivid and exaggerated version of every combat encounter …

Is PTSD Contagious?

Does your partner have PTSD? Couples therapy could help

It makes sense that a person with post-traumatic stress disorder might have relationship problems, too. And researchers have now found that couples therapy that’s designed around PTSD helps both problems.<p>The partner with PTSD reported reduced symptoms, and the couple reported increased relationship …

Many veterans with PTSD struggle to find supportive employment

Experts say simple accommodations can greatly improve their success in the workplace, but many employers are still wary of hiring those with mental disabilities.<p>September 19, 2010|By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times<p>Michael Butcher has applied for at least 25 jobs since injuries he suffered in …

Study Identifies Possible New Drug Treatment For PTSD

For some patients post-traumatic stress disorder is difficult to treat, and a study published Thursday offers a possible explanation about why a common therapy may not be effective in certain cases.<p>The paper, published in <i>Cell</i> (paywall), takes on exposure therapy, a treatment that requires a patient …

Family doctors diagnosing PTSD offered screening advice

Many people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) won't tell their family doctors about a traumatic event without being asked, but there are …

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How To Explain Trauma To People Who Don't Get It

Dagan<p>says:<p>January, 7 2014 at 1:13 pm<p>Great piece! I'm always amazed by how many people truly have very little understanding of mental illness. It is …

Unraveling PTSD: New look reveals how disorder may progress

People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often show differences in certain brain areas compared to healthy people, but it's been difficult for researchers to determine whether these differences are a cause or a consequence of the condition.<p>Now, a number of new studies may help researchers …

Living with Pain: PTSD and Chronic Pain

By Mark Maginn, Columnist<p>Over the last decade we have seen and heard about the horrors of people living with unimaginable pain and disability. We’ve …

Study identifies genes linked to post-traumatic stress disorder

Just before noon on a December morning in 1988, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook over 40% of the territory of Armenia, centered in the northern city of Spitak. The temblor leveled entire towns and cities, killed an estimated 25,000 Armenians — two-thirds of them children trapped and crushed in …

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Dyslexia Is Not Actually Caused By Gray Matter Differences, Brain Anatomy Study Suggests

Anatomical differences of the brain that were previously thought to be a root cause of dyslexia could actually be the result of poorer reading experiences, according to a small new study.<p>The findings suggest the brain differences are a result of the dyslexia, rather than the cause. "These results …

The 3 Things All Humans Crave--and How to Motivate Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

Abraham Maslow was right: Once we have food and shelter -- but before we can seek self-actualization -- we must feel safety, belonging, and mattering. Without these three essential keys a person cannot perform, innovate, be emotionally engaged, agree, or move forward.<p>Abraham Maslow was right: Once …

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Ten Ways to Freedom from Narcissists

November 3, 2009<p>Once in a while, someone writes to me for advice. I do not counsel over the net. But the issues that come up are usually the same …