Trauma and Abuse

PTSD: An Overview

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very specific anxiety disorder that can occur after exposure to a severe trauma. There are three major categories of symptoms which include: 1. Avoidance 2. Re-experiencing and 3. Physiological Hyperarousal. Avoidance is...

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Surviving vs. Thriving

For those of us who grew up in not so safe homes, we all learned “rules” to survive the chaos. Often times what we figured out was to keep our heads down and not draw attention to ourselves, so bad things don’t happen to us. Another rule we learn is to not take risks,...

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