PTSD Articles

There are a variety of reasons a person can develop PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder), but this mental health concern is one that can be best treated when it's clearly understood.

With that said, our focus here at BetterHelp is try to provide more information about what exactly PTSD is, some of the signs and symptoms, how treatment can help, and how online counseling can help throughout this entire process.

How To Fade Scars Of The Past

If you have had surgery you will have scars, there is no way around it. It is the same way with traumatic experiences. Anyone who goes through any kind of abuse (psychological,...

Finding The Right Therapist For Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder requires a therapist with whom a bond of trust can be established. Of course, everyone should have a bond of trust with their...

Should I Take A PTSD Test?

Roughly 7 – 8% or 7 to 8 out of every 100 people in the United States will suffer from PTSD in their lifetime, according to ptsd.gov. Some estimates suggest that the percentage...

Counseling Therapy And PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is usually a negative reaction to some kind of shocking, physically threatening experience such as a car crash, and is especially prevalent among...

What Is Complex PTSD?

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (Complex PTSD) is a mental condition that results from ongoing or repetitive exposure to traumatizing, highly stressful situations...

Possible Signs Of PTSD: Why Do I Avoid….?

Most associate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with war. In fact, the first known studies of PTSD were conducted on WWII veterans and the phenomenon was then called shell shock. To date most of the research conducted on PTSD has been on veterans (“Post Traumatic Stress...

PTSD Worksheets

Worksheets related to PTSD...

The Facts And Fictions Of PTSD Statistics

In recent years, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has received increased attention from health professionals and the general public. Although historically associated with military personnel and people in high-risk jobs (EMTs...

When Children Are Battle Scarred: PTSD In Children. Signs & Symptoms

Upon hearing the phrase post-traumatic stress disorder, most people’s frame of reference is combat related PTSD, sometimes called shell-shock, or battle fatigue. The symptoms are the same or similar in both children and adults, but...

Taking Control Of Your Trauma: A Guide To PTSD Treatment

An estimated 7.8 percent of the U.S. population will experience Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. How to treat PTSD depends on the patient as well as the type of trauma experienced, but effective treatments...

What Is PTSD And Who Can Be Affected By It?

Unlike many mental illnesses, PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition which is developed or acquired. It is not an illness someone is born with. The American Journal of Psychiatry describes the cause of PTSD as a result of...
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