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  1. Alcohol and Substance Abuse in PTSD - Topic Overview

    After you've been through a traumatic event,you may be tempted to use alcohol or drugs as a way to cope. Some people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) try to deal with their symptoms this way. Taking alcohol or drugs to deal with stressful emotions is called self-medication. This may make you feel better for a while,but in the long run it will do more harm than good. Alcohol and ...

  2. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Recovery

    'I'm a much more peaceful person now. I sleep so much better.' - Vietnam veteran Ron Shepard Recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) means finding your path to living a meaningful life. Recovery is not a cure. It helps you believe that you can reach your goals and learn new things to help yourself. It helps you gain self-confidence and respect for yourself. The 10 principles of ..

  3. Prazosin for PTSD

    Drug details for Prazosin for PTSD.

  4. PTSD and Your Family - Topic Overview

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a challenge for you and your family. Your family may find it hard to accept some of the changes PTSD can bring to your life. By talking and supporting one another,you and your family will be better prepared for these changes. Family support Your family is an important part of your recovery. They can be there to listen and to help you through rough .

  5. Grief and PTSD - Topic Overview

    Grief is a natural reaction to loss. Whether you lose a beloved person,animal,place,object,or valued way of life (such as your job,marriage,or good health),you will probably experience some grief. It's often worse when the loss is traumatic,sudden,or unexpected,because there is little or no chance to prepare for it or say good-bye. If you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ...

  6. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Health Tools

    Actionset health tool on posttraumatic stress disorder.

  7. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - In Their Own Words

    Telling others about having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is hard. But for the following people,it’s part of recovering. Read what they say about how PTSD felt,how it affected their families,and how treatment is helping them get better. Marvin Turner and his family survived Hurricane Katrina on a neighbor’s rooftop. "I have visions of being up on the roof and going through it all ...

  8. PTSD and Panic Attacks - Topic Overview

    Feeling afraid is a common symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Having intense fear that comes on suddenly could mean you're having a panic attack. This sudden fear may come without warning or without any obvious reason. Or a panic attack may happen when something reminds you of your trauma. During a panic attack,you may be afraid of dying or afraid of losing control of ...

  9. PTSD and Depression - Overview

    Depression is common in men and women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Major life events like divorce,going to war,or being in an accident sometimes can lead to depression. The trauma that is causing your PTSD also may be making you depressed. Having a family history of depression or having a serious illness such as cancer also may put you at risk. Depression can affect all ages ...

  10. Mental Health Problems and Stigma - Overview

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can change your relationship with your community. Some people may shy away from you because of your PTSD. Getting work or finding a place to live may be more challenging. But you are in control of how your community views you. The way you act and treat others can help influence people's attitudes about PTSD. Stigma People sometimes have negative views ...

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