Lynn’s nightmares woke her in terror every night until she was forty-eight years old. Even after highly successful trauma treatment a number of years ago, she still has trouble sleeping. Although her nightmares are gone, she still sometimes fights anxiety and insomnia. Her body kicks and flails in her sleep as she fights inner battles. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Most people tend of think of people with post-traumatic stress disorder as veterans or Katrina victims. The general population doesn’t know that one in four women will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in her lifetime. When you’re sitting in a restaurant, ball game, church service, or business meeting, if every eighth person stood up, that’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For the past three years, I’ve been speaking and consulting on post-traumatic stress disorder. After I accompanied my best friend for treatment that radically changed her life, I began to suspect that my life was unraveling because of untreated trauma. But I was different from other people who suffered PTSD. Or so I thought. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A few years back I didn’t know much about post-traumatic stress disorder. I know a lot more about PTSD today–from the inside out. I just returned from a week of outpatient therapy at Intensive Trauma Therapy (ITT) in Morgantown, West Virginia, that changed my life. So here’s the REAL truth about people who live […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
It felt like an ice-pick sliced through my brain. I fell to the bed, and when I got up an hour later, my left eye wouldn’t close and my face was drooping. These are some of the sensations I experienced in 1999 when I experienced a small stroke in conjunction with a brain lesion. I […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.