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Articles and Resources re: PTSD

 

 

Articles & Publications

  • Dysregulation of the Right Brain: A Fundamental Mechanism of Traumatic Attachment and the Psychopathogenesis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (David Baldwin's Trauma Information)
    This review integrates recent advances in attachment theory, affective neuroscience, developmental stress research, and infant psychiatry in order to delineate the developmental precursors of posttraumatic stress disorder.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (National Health and Meditation Resource Pages)
    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a disorder which causes disabling anxiety after a dangerous event, such as being in combat or a traffic accident. Individuals with PTSD cannot stop thinking about the event. They may relive the experience over and over in flashbacks or nightmares. The high level of anxiety of PTSD can lead to associated problems like panic attacks, depression, alcoholism and substance abuse.
  • The Relationship Between Cognitive and Brain Changes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder  (Douglas Bremner)
    Preclinical studies show that stress is associated with changes in structure of the brain area that plays a critical role in memory.

Organizations and Services

  • National Institute of Mental Health (PTSD info)
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened.
  • Orchid Recovery Center (Where Women Heal)
    Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental illness that occurs as a result of experiencing a traumatic life event. Usually, this event is emotionally terrifying, physically harmful, or both. Some common examples of situations that may lead to PTSD are sexual assault or rape, war, natural disaster, witnessing or being involved in a tragic accident, child abuse, or being the victim of another type of violent crime.

Resources: Websites & Blogs

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Mayo Clinic)
    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that's triggered by a traumatic event. You can develop post-traumatic stress disorder when you experience or witness an event that causes intense fear, helplessness or horror.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (National Institute of Mental Health)
    PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat.

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