Who Is Most Likely to Recover From PTSD Without Treatment?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the diagnosis that mental health professionals use to identify people who experience a serious, relatively long-term adverse reaction to exposure to potentially life-threatening situations. In the worst-case scenario, the symptoms of this disorder can continue to exert their damaging effects for decades. In a study review published in 2014 in…

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7 Very Personal Words of Pastoral Consolation for Parents Grieving the Loss of a Child to Suicide – From a Minister Who Lives With Depression

In the weeks before he took his own life this September (National Suicide Prevention Month), 22-year-old “Dylan,” a Christian college student at a school in the Southeast, wrote of his love for the mountains. The mountains, he said in a blog post, were where he heard God speak to him “the clearest and the loudest.”…

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Loving Interactions Decrease Impact of PTSD, Brain Scans Find

People affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) commonly experience symptoms that include prominently negative states of mind and an inability to control fearful emotions associated with the built-in human “fight-or-flight” response. In a study published in November 2014 in the journal Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, researchers from the United Kingdom’s University of Exeter looked…

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