What a Survivor Actually Loses With PTSD

What a Survivor Actually Loses With PTSD

In an effort to truly understand what a survivor goes through on a day-by-day basis, I have been seeking what the survivor actually loses when they are forced to take on PTSD (remember, PTSD develops out of circumstances outside of the survivor’s...
Grounding

Grounding

One of the more detrimental symptoms of PTSD, I think, is the flashback. The survivor literally lives in the past: as if the trauma was happening around him or her. It can be excruciating and even dangerous. The survivor leaves the present world and enters the world...
What PTSD Means for a Relationship

What PTSD Means for a Relationship

Many of you know this, but my wife has PTSD and ADHD. I don’t have either. However, because I love someone that does have PTSD, I encounter it on a near-daily basis. Over the last few years, I have learned several things, and over the last couple of years, I...
PTSD and Hypervigilance: Maintain Safety

PTSD and Hypervigilance: Maintain Safety

PTSD has three categories of symptoms: hyperarousal, reexperiencing, and numbing. All three categories can exist at the same time, or they can be experienced in stages. For this blog entry, I’ll focus on one part of the hyperarousal category: hypervigilance....
Anxiety and Symptom Levels

Anxiety and Symptom Levels

So I’ve got some more academic-styled articles that I’m working on, but I’m going to table those and take a personal note this week. My job as a husband is to support my wife no matter what, but also support the best decisions for her health-wise....