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Managing PTSD Symptoms While on the Job

People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be bothered by intrusive thoughts about their trauma, experience flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping because of nightmares or become hyper-vigilant so they’re not caught unawares again. These symptoms can make daily life a tremendous challenge. Consider how difficult it could be to make it through a simple workday when…

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PTSD and Moral Injury

Moral injury is a term mental health professionals use to describe involvement in or exposure to events that violate a person’s preexisting code of moral conduct. Current evidence indicates that the presence of moral injury can potentially increase the chances that a person will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the aftermath of a seriously…

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Anorexia More Than a Desire for Thinness

The pressure to be thin in modern society—especially for women—is pervasive and undeniable. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to develop an unhealthy obsession with losing weight and being thin, often to the point of becoming dangerously underweight. However, our modern understanding of eating disorders shows us that anorexia is not a…

When Psychosis Hits Home

Finding out that a loved one has a psychotic disorder can be just as frightening as hearing your medical doctor use the dreaded word “cancer.”  Both types of illness elicit feelings of dread and fear.  In an instant, you know that life is never going to be the same because your whole world has just…