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  • 00:46

    Chronic pain and PTSD frequently co-occur. What you need to know.

    in Health

    Chronic pain and PTSD frequently co-occur and they can interact in such a way that negatively impacts the course of treatment for either condition. However, integrated treatment programs are available that effectively address both conditions.


    What is PTSD? PTSD is a mental health conditions that can develop in response to a traumatic event. Traumatic events are defined as experiences which involve death or the threat of death, serious injury, or sexual violence. Even witnessing a traumatic event happening to others, or learning that a close relative or close friend was exposed to trauma can result in PTSD.


    It is important to know that experiencing emotional distress immediately after trauma is common and normal and happens to many people. Perhaps they cannot stop thinking about the trauma, experience tension and anxiety, and may be hesitant to approach trauma reminders in the first couple of weeks. For most individuals, these symptoms naturally decrease over time and then they go on with their lives. However, for some people, a traumatic event can cause severe and persistent emotional distress that will not recover naturally and result in PTSD.


    For people who are experiencing chronic pain after a potentially traumatic event, it is not uncommon to develop symptoms of PTSD in this context as well. For example, scientific studies found high rates of concurrent PTSD and chronic pain among burn victims, motor vehicle accident survivors, veterans, and survivors of sexual and physical assault. And of course, people who suffer from chronic pain can develop PTSD following a traumatic event that is unrelated to their pain (and vice versa).


    There are several ideas as to how chronic pain and PTSD develop and how they are related to each other. There is an agreement that prolonged avoidance is associated with the development and maintenance of symptoms for both conditions.

  • 01:24

    Another Fork in the Road: Panel - Living & Coping with PTSD

    in Education

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that many people experience who are involved in traumatic events such as physical assaults, traffic accidents, or any life-threatening trauma. PTSD is common among troops returning from war with what was once called battle-fatigue. Folks living with brain injury are often affected with PTSD. My panel, Lisa Dryer, Julie Kintz, Juliet Madsen, and I will discuss this topic tonight and hope to shed some light on what it is and how survivors cope with it.


     



    Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College plans, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slip from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating. But as Yogi Berra once said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Life is all about choices!



    To learn more about me, please visit my blogs.



    Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com



    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com


     

  • 01:01

    Linda Diane Wattley Shares Her Take on PTSD and Abuse

    in Self Help

    Note your Time Zone:  8:00 pm Eastern/Atlantic (during Daylight Savings Time), 7:00 pm Central, 6:00 pm Mountain, 5:00 pm Pacific


    Linda Diane Wattley's heartfelt desire is to use her gifts and talents to assist in the healing process of victims who have experienced all forms of abuse. She is known for her healing trilogy: Something about an Angel; Deeper than Love; and This Thing Called Love. This series was for those have been abused and those who love them and would like to understand the soulful altering experience. Last Day of Victimization was also written as a self-help book to aid in the healing process of victimization.


    Today, God has awakened Linda to a new and extremely important message to share with the world: We must become more conscious of PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.


    Her newest work, Soldier with a Backpack, Living and Dying Simultaneously reveals the reality of the impact this disorder has on the lives of our veterans and their civilian family members.


    According to Linda, “Stress and Trauma are guiding us farther away from love. Truth and understanding will guide us to self-love and love for our fellowman. PTSD is such an extremely personal experience, yet it effects the world in a very impersonal way.”


    Visit Linda at: www.LindaDianeWattley.com/ 

  • 02:00

    PTSD and Mental Health Disorders in Black People From Racism & Violence

    in Entertainment

    http://atlantablackstar.com/2015/07/03/ptsd-and-mental-health-disorders-in-black-people-linked-to-trauma-from-racism-and-violence/


    PTSD and Mental Health Disorders in Black People Linked to Trauma From Racism and Violence


    An excerpt from a artical in the Atlantic Black Star


    July 3, 2015 | Posted by David Love


    In this season of racial violence, the public finds itself exposed to real-life scenes of police brutality and gun violence, church burnings, white supremacist massacres and funerals of massacre victims through viral media and the 24-hour news cycle. Moreover, daily exposure to this racism takes a psychological toll on those who are exposed to it, causing PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, which lingers even after the events have subsided, according to a number of reports.


    The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as “a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.” The condition is associated with rape and torture victims, prisoners placed in solitary confinement, survivors of car accidents, soldiers who have experienced war, and those who have suffered through genocide.


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss this and other important topics on this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House.

  • 00:32

    Linda Diane Wattley, An Author Advocating PTSD Awareness

    in Writing

    Linda Diane Wattley is a published writer who began her first work of art with poetry. The poem, I Wish appeared in the Poetry Gem of the American Poets Society. For over 20 years she had her own religious/philosophical column in the Frost Illustrated Newspaper titled, The Best Will Show Themselves.


    Linda has appeared as a contributed writer for the online magazines including: Faith Writers, The Wright Side of Me Productions, The Blessed Room, and Cheers where she shared inspirational and thought-provoking messages to readers. She is also a contributing of anthologies: The Triumph of My Soul edited by Elissa Gabriel and This Far by Faith with Vanessa Miller as editor.


    Today, God has awakened her to a new and extremely important message to share with the world. To help others become more conscious of PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, she is presenting her newest work: Soldier with a Backpack, Living and Dying Simultaneously. This work reveals the reality of the impact this disorder has on our veterans' and civilian people's lives. It takes you deep within the soul of the inner dynamics of this disorder. Stress and Trauma are guiding us further away from love. Truth and understanding will guide us to self-love and love for our fellowman.


    When Linda is not writing, she enjoys her family: Mother, Jacqueline M. Bushner; sons, Robert D. Wattley III and Marcus; daughter-in-law, Katie; and granddaughters, Jaelynn and Myla. 


    Visit Linda at: www.Facebook.com/LindaDianeWattley/

  • 00:57

    The My Big Girl Panties Show: PTSD - Not All Wounds Are Visible

    in Self Help

    Linda Diane Wattley is a published writer who began her first work of art with poetry. The poem, "I Wish" appeared in the Poetry Gem of the American Poets Society. For over twelve years she had her own religious/philosophical column in the Frost Illustrated Newspaper titled "The Best Will Show Themselves".


    Linda has appeared as a contributing writer for online magazines including: Faith Writers, The Wright Side of Me Productions, The Blessed Room and Cheers, where she shared Inspirational and thought provoking messages to readers. She has also contributed to the anthologies: The Triumph of My Soul and This Far by Faith.


    Today, God has awakened her to a new and extremely important message to share with the world. We must become more conscious of PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; she is presenting her newest work: Soldier with a Backpack, Living and Dying Simultaneously. This work reveals the reality of the impact this disorder has on the lives of our veterans and civilians.


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    Check out my website at MichelleCuttino.com.


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  • 01:57
  • 00:47

    Nana's Helping Hand with PTSD with Anita Miranda

    in Family

    Nana's Helping Hand with PTSD with Anita Miranda


    Anita Miranda, USN Retired, M.Ed., lives with PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome) not brought on by combat. She penned her first book along with a workbook, launching both in May, 2015. Incredibly, after only two days on Amazon.com, Nana’s Helping Hand with PTSD catapulted to bestseller status—in highlighting the painful prevalence of PTSD for thousands of families, especially with droves of veterans returning from America’s overseas wars.


    PTSD also affects first responders such as firefighters and police, plus victims of assault and natural disasters. That’s why as a first-time bestselling children’s author, Miranda’s book is a significant contribution touching families urgently crying out for help to cope with America’s new mental health epidemic—PTSD.


    Now you and your loved ones can fly higher while living with PTSD—by applying Miranda’s hands-on tips on how to cope with emotionally disabled family members, co-workers, and friends. Nana’s Helping Hand with PTSD is the first in Miranda’s 10-part self-help book series of “Nana Knows” for children and adults looking to problem-solve sensitive family issues.


    For more information visit: www.AnitaMiranda.com


    Book  trailer: https://vimeo.com/112641533

  • 01:53
  • 02:44

    Stop blaming whitey, Saving vets w/ PTSD, GOP Debate Recap, Rubio = Don Quixote

    in Politics

    Hr 1: CNN anchor blames Donald Trump for her child's bullying behavior at school. Responsible parenting #FAIL! AND... Corey Prez Duncan, the Mad Black Man from Baltimore, says you can't blame whitey for your poor work ethic and wanting handouts all the time. He says the cities failing black people the worst are cities run by Democrats.


    Hr 2: Andrew Marr, Special Forces Green Beret w/ Warrior Angel Foundation says PTSD isn't a mental weakness, it's a physical issue that can be treated, not a life sentence! ‎Veterans? ?with ‎PTSD? & ?TBI? are getting off meds & getting ?alternative? help that really works! AND... This happens when a ?‎city? spends decades under ?‎Democrat ?governing... why do they keep voting for the same people? Insanity. Detroit is a model, Flint could be next.


    Hr 3: Jason Wert, Sr. News Correspondent at USA Radio says they have a new tag line:  USARadioNetwork... we watch the debate so you don't have to! Marco Rubio is now the ?GOP's? ‎Don Quixote?. He knows he can't win & is damaging his Party, but won't exit. Now he's doing more harm than good.


    Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?