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  1. Stage Fright (Performance Anxiety)

    Commonly called “stage fright,” performance anxiety is the fear of doing something in front of a group of people. The experts at WebMD offer strategies for feeling comfortable ''on stage.''

  2. Tips For Managing Stress

    Here are some tips to help you keep stress at bay.

  3. Deciding to Get Treatment for PTSD - Topic Overview

    There are many reasons why you may not want to get treated for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You may not trust therapists or psychologists. You may worry about money. Even if you have insurance,it doesn't always cover mental health care. You may feel that asking for treatment is a sign of weakness. You may think you will get better if enough time passes. You may worry that if ...

  4. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Emotional Health and Well-Being

    "I didn't know why I needed to drink or wanted to drink. But Vietnam was never very far away when I did." - Vietnam veteran Ron Shepard Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn't always occur alone. Other medical conditions,such as depression and alcohol abuse,often occur with it. Alcohol and drug abuse occur with PTSD in both men and women. More than half of men with PTSD have a problem ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Treatment

    Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) usually includes professional counseling, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and sometimes medicines, such as antidepressants. Treatment may also include education and other support.

  8. 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 .

  9. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Frequently Asked Questions

    About PTSD: What is PTSD? What are the symptoms of PTSD? What are some myths about PTSD? How common is PTSD? Treatment: How is PTSD treated? What types of counseling are used? Living with PTSD: What can I do to help my recovery? How does PTSD affect my emotional life? How does PTSD affect my family and community? PTSD and veterans: Do military personnel have special concerns? What is military ...

  10. PTSD and Negative Coping - Topic Overview

    With post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),you may try to deal with problems in ways that cause more harm than good. This is called negative coping. Negative coping means you use quick fixes that may make a situation worse in the long run. Here are some examples of negative coping skills: Substance abuse Taking a lot of drugs or alcohol to feel better is called substance abuse. You may try ...

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