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negative coping to stress, trauma, PTSD

Negative Coping to Stress, Trauma, and PTSD

If you are stressed out, experience symptoms of trauma or have PTSD, then you may try to deal with your problems through avoidance and other negative ways of coping that are detrimental and self-defeating behaviors that make your mental and physical health worse.   This is called negative coping. To cope is to make a…

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ACUTE STRESS Disorder

Acute Stress Disorder STRESSED OUT

OMG STRESSED OUT Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) is a caused by traumatic stress and lasts at least 3 days to 1-month. The DSM-5 manual states that stressful events which do not include severe and traumatic components do not lead to Acute Stress Disorder . Acute Stress Disorder develops after exposure to one or more traumatic events,…

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Trauma PTSD

Common Reactions to Trauma

Most people have some kind of stress reaction after a trauma. Having such a reaction has nothing to do with personal weakness. Stress reactions may last for several days or even a few weeks. For most people, if symptoms occur, they will slowly decrease over time. What are common reactions to trauma? There are common…

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Mental Health Reactions after Disaster

Mental Health Reactions after Disaster

  Mental health reactions after disaster, such as hurricanes and earthquakes look very much like trauma reactions. Disasters can cause a full range of mental, emotional, and physical reactions. You may also react to problems that occur after the event, as well as to triggers or reminders of the trauma. Disasters affect people who experience…

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Online Psychotherapy

Online Psychotherapy TeleMentalHealth

Online Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Mental Health Check-ins Welcome to the New Age of Online Mental Health Services   I have been conducting personality/emotional evaluations and providing psychotherapy to patients in major USA hospitals, community mental health clinics, and private practice for more than 20-years. When I was living abroad as an Expat outside the USA,…

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