Last week my ninety-two year-old father fell twice and injured his back. He was placed in the hospital, where doctors ran a series of tests that revealed TIAs and a back fracture. The sad truth is that my father will continue to have TIAs and fall and the next call will be more ominous. As […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
“For most of my life I’ve thought I was crazy. But for the first time, someone’s named what I’m struggling with and told me there’s help. Thank you!” Almost every time my colleague Wanda and I speak about post-traumatic stress disorder, someone responds with words similar to these. Unfortunately, far too many people still think […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The following post was taken from our friends at DepressionBloggers. We thank them for offering insight into the issue of depression, which impacts so many sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder. This morning reading the papers from across the world, I came to an article about how Jennifer Anniston, an American actress, talked about her experience […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A good friend of mine with post-traumatic stress disorder finds it stressful to ride in the back seat of a car. She stresses about the dangers that exist and envisions fatalistic scenes. Before treatment, worry could paralyze her. People who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder often suffer from debilitating worry–not because they enjoy worrying about […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This morning I hit the road with my friend Wanda to drive to Colorado Springs, where I’m scheduled to tape two radio programs with Focus on the Family on Monday–one show with Jim Daly and the other with Susie Larson and Greg Smalley. For the past two days, Wanda and I have been monitoring reports […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Nearly twenty years ago, Ontario police officer Marc Fleming was beaten nearly to death on the job. His struggle with PTSD since that day has not only devastated his life but taken a toll on his family. A recent article in thestar.com relates Fleming’s story. After receiving a call about a home break-in, Fleming pulled over a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Professionals are learning that many women who are or have been sexually trafficked suffer from undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder. Many survivors aren’t familiar with the symptoms. So What Is Trauma? Traumatologists at Intensive Trauma Therapy in Morgantown, West Virginia describe trauma is “anything that overwhelms the brain’s ability to cope. When something traumatic occurs, the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.