Is your life being affected by memories of a past trauma?
Are you having recurring flashbacks or nightmares? Avoiding places or situations? Sleep problems? Emotional reactions tied to the trauma?
Many trauma survivors suffer for years after their traumatic experience.
You are between the ages of 18 and 65
You have experienced a serious traumatic event, such as rape, assault, combat, serious car accident, or a natural disaster.
You are currently experiencing symptoms such as unwanted thoughts or images about the trauma, avoidance of reminders of the trauma, and feeling anxious or depressed.
Patients currently taking an antidepressant medication (for example, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Effexor, Wellbutrin) are not eligible for this trial.
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Ten years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks many people continue to struggle with symptoms of anxiety, stress and even posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, most adults have accepted that we live in a new era of trying times. Tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, as well as explosions, and other traumatic events threaten our sense of safety and security, and they occur around the world on any given day. Adults often struggle with the effects of trauma, even though they understand them. But children react differently based on their personality, age, and circumstances.
Anticipating the arrival of a blizzard, hurricane, tornado, or any severe storm strikes fear and anxiety in the people in its path for good reason. Natural disasters disrupt lives in significant ways, including creating physical and mental health problems and major economic challenges. And the never-ending news about a storm’s arrival may increase your anxiety, stress, and fear.
Here are some tips to help you take care of your own mental health, as well as your family’s before and after a storm.
Dr. Judith Cohen discusses how children experience PTSD and effective treatments.