How Do I Know If I Have PTSD?


How Do I Know If I Have PTSD?

PTSD - The Invisible Wound PTSD is caused when someone experiences an event that threatens their life or safety. PTSD can also develop after learning that a loved one’s life or safety was seriously threatened. After experiencing a traumatic event, most people experience trauma symptoms because PTSD is basically just our natural fight or flight response to danger. Symptoms include:...[ read more ]

PTSD and Survivors of Traumatic Injury

Traumatic injuries are caused by things like car crashes, gunshot wounds, assaults, work-related injuries, and falls. Survivors of traumatic injury are at an increased risk of developing PTSD and depression with 20-40% developing one or both disorders. When survivors develop PTSD and/or depression, they are less likely to recover from their physical injuries, which can make it more difficult to...[ read more ]

What Is Vicarious Trauma?

            As a psychologist treating survivors of trauma, I have been honored to bear witness to my patients’ incredible journeys and transformations. Along the way, I have been unavoidably exposed to their trauma-related suffering, including childhood traumas, sexual assault, traumatic injuries, loss, and natural disasters. Exposure to my patients’ traumas has put me at risk of developing Vicarious Trauma (VT). Vicarious...[ read more ]

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