Category Archives: Anxiety

Trauma Survivors and Halloween

Trauma survivors may find Halloween to be triggering for a variety of reasons. Continue reading

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Making Invisible Illness Visible

September 13-19, 2010 is National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. Many mental health issues can be invisible illnesses. Anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative disorders are examples of conditions that may not be seen by many in the sufferers life, or if some symptoms are identified they may be misattributed to other causes. Continue reading

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How Trauma Impacts Mental Health

I’m joining the American Psychological Association’s mental health blog party and sharing highlights of past blog posts addressing how trauma impacts mental health Continue reading

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Trauma Treatment: EMDR

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is the most thoroughly researched therapy method used to treat trauma. Continue reading

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Verbal Abuse: Words Can Hurt

Research suggests that parental verbal abuse alone can impact the child’s brain development in ways that lead to language processing issues and symptoms common to complex PTSD. Continue reading

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