How PTSD, cPTSD and BPD Can Impact Relationships

(Dr. Annie Tanasugarn) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is defined as a fear-based disorder with several features necessary for a formal diagnosis which include: avoidance behaviors, re-experiencing, increased arousal and negative affect and/or cognition.1 Avoidance behaviors may include avoiding people, places or situations that could be emotionally ‘triggering’ of a traumatic event. For example, some veterans may avoid amusement parks or festivities that have fireworks or excessive noise as it may cause flashbacks or anxiety.

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Childhood Traumas Can Stay with You for Life – by Messing with Your Hormone Levels, Says Study

(Melissa Smith) Your stress levels today may be influenced by your stressful childhood experiences. A study published in the journal Psychological Science found that people who had a rough childhood tend to have higher stress levels in adulthood. The study’s researchers found that these people have a cortisol pattern that could lead to adverse health outcomes.

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Stressed to the Max? Deep Sleep Can Rewire the Anxious Brain

(Neuroscience News) When it comes to managing anxiety disorders, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep as the “balm of hurt minds.” While a full night of slumber stabilizes emotions, a sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in anxiety levels, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Rhodiola Rosea Proven As Burnout, Stress and Fatigue Reliever

by Michael Wright, Rhodiola rosea is a strong adaptogenic root that grows abundantly throughout Siberia and has been used in the East as a treatment for depression, fatigue, mental and physical stress, cardiovascular health and immune support for centuries. Related The Benefits of Phycocyanin: Blue Spirulina For Energy, Pain, Athletes and Cancer? Rhodiola rosea was made […]

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