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  1. PTSD and Suicide - Topic Overview

    With post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),your symptoms can be overwhelming. You may be thinking about harming yourself,or even thinking about suicide. Sometimes people with PTSD also have depression,panic attacks,severe anxiety,or a substance abuse problem. This may put you at a higher risk for suicide. You may think that ending your life is the only solution. If you feel this ...

  2. Other Types of Counseling for PTSD - Topic Overview

    In addition to cognitive-behavioral therapy and SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors),some other kinds of counseling may be helpful in your recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Group therapy Many people want to talk about their trauma with others who have had similar experiences. In group therapy,you talk with a group of people who also have been through a trauma and ..

  3. PTSD and Physical Health Problems - Overview

    When you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),you may have physical symptoms that have no obvious cause. Some studies suggest that having PTSD also may raise your risk of having other medical conditions. 1 More research is needed to find out what other conditions are associated with PTSD. 2 Having other conditions like depression or anxiety with PTSD also may result in having more ...

  4. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Topic Overview

    Information on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  5. Fear and Anger in PTSD - Topic Overview

    After a traumatic event,you may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You may not feel close to people,or you may feel on edge. Your friends and family may tell you that you don't seem the same. You may feel angry. Anger is a normal response to a traumatic event. Anger gives you the energy to act quickly and help yourself or others. You body goes into a "survival" mode. After ...

  6. Counseling for PTSD - Topic Overview

    When you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),dealing with the past can be hard. Instead of telling others how you feel,you may keep your feelings bottled up. But talking with a therapist can help you get better. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one type of counseling. It appears to be the most effective type of counseling for PTSD. 1,2 In CBT,a therapist helps you deal with ...

  7. Anxiety/Panic: Resources

    WebMD helps you find online resources and information about anxiety and panic disorders.

  8. Anxiety/Panic: Personal Stories

    Personal stories from WebMD users about living with social anxiety disorder.

  9. Anxiety/Panic: Finding Help

    WebMD directs you to information about anxiety and panic disorders.

  10. Nail-Biting - Topic Overview

    Nail - biting (onychophagia) is a common stress - relieving habit. You may bite your nails in times of stress or excitement, or in times of boredom or inactivity. It can also be a learned behavior from family members. Nail - biting is the most common of the typical "nervous habits, " which include thumb - sucking, nose - picking, hair - twisting or - pulling, tooth - grinding, and picking at skin.

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