PTSD

Britain should be ashamed”: Grieving mum says soldier with PTSD got better care in Spain than at home

  21:30, 24 SEP 2016 Lee Dodgson’s mum Roseann is backing the Sunday People's Save Our Soldiers campaign, which is demanding the Government does more to help troops The heartbroken mum of a war veteran who died after years of post-traumatic stress has angrily condemned the authorities who failed him. Lee Dodgson’s mum Roseann, who claims her son...

Breaking Up with My PTSD: The Reality of Recovering from Haunting Trauma

  My almost life-long companion and I are actually breaking up. I should be more specific. What I’m breaking up with is more exactly known as C-PTSD, a form of PTSD. I think we’re in the final stages of our separation. It’s been a long and drawn-out breakup because that’s how it goes with C-PTSD....

Province suspends driver’s licence of paramedic with PTSD

  Province suspends driver’s licence of paramedic with PTSD September 20, 2016   PTSD September 20, 2016   Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has suspended the driver’s licence of an Ottawa woman who has post-traumatic stress disorder, even though she says her mental health doesn’t prevent her from safely operating a vehicle. “It’s very strange because I feel like a criminal, I really...

Province suspends driver’s licence of paramedic with PTSD

September 20, 2016   Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has suspended the driver’s licence of an Ottawa woman who has post-traumatic stress disorder, even though she says her mental health doesn’t prevent her from safely operating a vehicle. “It’s very strange because I feel like a criminal, I really do,” Marie-Julie Cosenzo said. “I have done nothing wrong.” Cosenzo, 36, has an F-class licence because she’s...

LOOKING T STOP "PTSD" NIGHTMARES

PTSD is a significant mental health problem in the United States. It’s estimated that over a quarter of American veterans have PTSD. We also know that up to 12 percent of all American women have PTSD — most resulting from physical and sexual abuse. Dysfunctional sleep is a core symptom of PTSD and, as...

What We’d Like Our Family To Know About Living With PTSD

I’ve talked about it some in the past, but I don’t bring up my husband’s PTSD much. It’s our issue to deal with. And yes, I say our. He and I both live with the effects of it. He does his best to deal with it all, but I also have to learn how...

Dear Civilians: What Every Military Wife Wants You to Know (PTSD)

Before I was a military wife, I had no idea what it was like. I didn’t know much about the war, what was going on, and I knew absolutely nothing about military life. After my husband (then fiance) joined the military, I soon discovered a whole new world. A world that people seem to...

Childhood Trauma Leaves Legacy of Brain Changes

Painful experiences early in life can alter the brain in lasting ways. A difficult reality for psychiatrists and counselors of child abuse is that young victims are at high risk of becoming offenders themselves one day, although it’s unclear why. But now a team of behavioral geneticists in Switzerland report a possible reason: early psychological trauma...

PTSD Symptoms- Trigger

I completed this piece after a late night flashback night-terror from my time deployed. I’ve found that recognizing what happens to our bodies during and after flashbacks is important for our struggle. Just putting our struggle to paper, be it in writing or art, is so important.

Military Spouses: Don’t Waste Your Benefits (PTSD)

  As a new military spouse, the lifestyle can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn and remember. I remember those early days. Between working full time and taking 3 or 4 college classes at night, I didn’t have time for much else. I didn’t participate in much on base and my friends were...