Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

“I'd like to say I no longer suffer from flashbacks, but even at the time of this writing, I am in the middle of recovering another memory from my childhood.”

Honoring the Person I Am

I am a middle-aged woman, married with two children. I was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at age 25. I am grateful to say that I have had tremendous support, terrific professional help, a strong will to recover, and a resolve to do whatever work necessary to overcome all of my trauma. Other miraculous help has been my spiritual beliefs and practices.

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Treating Children, Adolescents, and Teens With Anxiety and Depression

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Marriott Ballroom – 4th floor
Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 N. Michigan Ave.
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Trouble Sleeping?

12/16/2013

Trouble sleeping and nightmares are two symptoms of PTSD. If you've experienced a traumatic event, find out what you can do to improve your sleep.

Sleep Problems and PTSD

Many people have trouble sleeping at times. But it's more likely after you have experienced an accident, war, assault, disaster, or other traumatic event.

You may find you are sleeping too little, or too much, or having nightmares. If these symptoms don't go away, get worse over time, or interfere with your daily life, it might be time to see a doctor.

Trouble sleeping and nightmares are two symptoms of PTSD.

Early Treatment Changes Kids' Lives

A Childhood Darkened by Severe Anxiety Becomes Brighter

"I know from personal experience...getting anxious kids help early can be crucial in heading off more serious problems later in life."

Childhood anxiety, even severe and chronic, doesn’t necessarily stand in the way of success and achievement. But caring parents will do anything to help relieve their children of misery. Scott Stossel, the editor of The Atlantic magazine, tells his story of struggling, coping, and living a very productive life.

Treating Sleep Disturbance in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

We are seeking research volunteers who are having difficulty sleeping and have post-traumatic stress disorder.

We want to assess the effectiveness of a medication for sleep disturbance. People who qualify will complete some paper and pencil tests, interviews, and lab tests.

During this 12-week study, you will receive either the medication or a placebo (an inactive pill) and be assessed for changes in your sleep.

Organization: 
Rush University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: 
Mark H. Pollack, MD
Eligibility Criteria: 

You may be eligible to participate in this study if:You are between 18 and 65 years of age with a diagnosis of PTSDYou have difficulty falling or staying asleepThis is a partial list of eligibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number

Contact: 
Elizabeth Kaiser, 312-563-6687, Elizabeth_Kaiser@rush.edu
Location: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois

New Podcast: Understanding Anxiety in Children

8/1/2013

Dr. Jenny Yip addresses the challenges in diagnosing anxiety disorders in children, identifying the underlying cause of anxiety, and providing appropriate and effective treatment. Listen here.

Understanding Anxiety in Children

ADAA

Jenny C. Yip, PsyD, ABPP

Executive Director, Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, USC - Keck School of Medicine
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program

Dr. Yip addresses the challenges in diagnosing anxiety disorders in children, identifying the underlying cause of anxiety, and providing appropriate and effective treatment.

 

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Postpartum Depression

Following childbirth, about 10 to15 percent of all women experience postpartum depression, or PPD, which is depression associated with the aftermath of pregnancy. About 30 to 70 percent experience symptoms for one year or even longer. Most women with postpartum depression are diagnosed with minor depression, but 4 to 5 percent meet the criteria for major depression. Read more about depression.

Express Your Thanks

7/1/2013

Bank of America will donate one dollar for every expression of thanks until November 11, 2013, to Wounded Warrior Project® and Welcome Back Veterans, nonprofit organizations that support our troops. Send a message, photo, or video.

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