Posts Tagged 'ptsd'

The Impact of Mass Shootings on Survivors and Communities

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This week, the USA experienced its 355th mass shooting of 2015, the worst one of the year. 14 people were killed, more were injured, and thousands of people were affected by lockdowns and road closures as the police searched for the people responsible. Fortunately, they were apprehended, although a third person’s involvement is still being disputed.

When something like this happens, people are quick to take sides on issues of gun control of public safety. But something that should not be ...

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Little-Known Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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After a traumatic experience or a very rough period in life, it’s normal to feel sad, scared, anxious and disconnected. But when those symptoms don’t fade over time, or if you are stuck with constant painful memories, you could be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. By seeking treatment from a Behavioral Health Services specialist and developing coping skills, you can overcome PTSD. But the first step is knowing the symptoms.

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How to Manage Feelings of Distress After a Tragedy

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On Monday morning, tragedy struck in Washington, D.C. A former navy reservist opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, killing 13 people. Whenever mass shootings or similar violent events occur, it’s normal for people to experience a range of emotions and have some serious concerns about their safety. For people who have already survived such an event, their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can surface.

If you have PTSD, schedule an appointment with your Costa Mesa psychiatrist right away so that ...

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