Meditation As a Part of PTSD Treatment

More than two million U.S. servicemen and women have been actively engaged in this country’s war against terrorism in either Afghanistan or Iraq. Until our complete withdrawal, that number grows, and until the last soldier gets home, they will continue to face highly stressful combat conditions. Already thousands have returned home only to continue battling…

How to Manage Anxiety

Telling someone with anxiety to “just relax” is like telling someone with depression to “cheer up.”  Anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults (or about 18% of the population) in a given year,causing them to be filled with fearfulness and uncertainty, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. A person with anxiety is…

Child Sexual Abuse as a Cause of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a mental health disorder that sometimes occurs in the aftermath of situations that involve some type of violence or physical harm, or alternatively, situations that contain an imminent threat of violence or harm. Partly due to America’s continuous involvement in combat situations throughout the 2000s, many people associate PTSD with…