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Triggered and Tense? Where Trauma May Be Stuck Inside You

Current events seem like reason enough to feel triggered and tense these days. You feel edgy, you’re having sleep issues, and perhaps your mind keeps sinking into a dark place. It’s logical to look for factors in your present life. But, quite often, the problem is...

Managing Anxiety and Stress: Four Core Strategies

Anxiety and stress are nothing new. The negative impact they can have on your life is not exactly breaking news either. What is novel is just how much stress and anxiety the events of 2020 are causing.A global pandemic, economic crisis, and civil unrest — and we’ve...

Struggling with Coronavirus Anxiety? Ways to Cope

You’re adhering to the pandemic-related recommendations. You’re taking simple steps like washing your hands and maintaining good social distancing.  All of this can dramatically protect your physical health. But where are the guidelines for safeguarding...

Why Do We Feel Depressed? – Exploring a Variety of Causes

Identifying the causes of your depression, or a loved one’s isn’t always straightforward. Sometimes, of course, it can be clear. But often, a tangle of factors contribute to the diagnosis.If you think you may be depressed or have recently begun treatment for...

Are You Suffering from Trauma? Look for These Signs of PTSD

If you’ve had a traumatic experience lately, your mind and body need time to recover.  If you’ve had a traumatic experience in the past,  you may still be affected by the event even now. A “traumatic experience” qualifies as an event or series of events that...

Recognizing PTSD in Women: Signs and Symptoms

“Research indicates that women are twice as likely to develop PTSD, experience a longer duration of posttraumatic symptoms and display more sensitivity to stimuli that remind them of the trauma.Although women are at greater risk for negative consequences following...