If you have recently been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) it can be a lonely and frightening time for you. PTSD is caused by experiencing a traumatic event, and you may be sorting out how to cope with the aftermath of everything that has happened to you.
Never fear though, you aren't alone. There are many of us in the PTSD community who have been where you are. There are therapists and support groups that can help you learn to cope with your symptoms. You can still live a whole and fulfilling life, even if it doesn't seem that way right now.
To learn more about a PTSD diagnosis, you can check out the above article, so you can learn about PTSD symptoms, and basic treatments that may be prescribed.
Sometimes, when you are diagnosed with a mental health condition, you may experience a sense of shame about having a condition. You may experience social stigma, but seeking support is very important for your recovery.
No one is born with PTSD, and what happened to you is not your fault. If the world was safer and more equitable for all people, likely you would never have experienced the trauma that caused your condition.
There are many types of therapy available for treating PTSD. The one that I found to be the most successful in my own life is having EMDR to reprocess the traumatic memories.
In addition to getting therapy for PTSD, you can also take medications that will help with anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and panic attacks that may be caused by PTSD.
When you have PTSD, it can help to incorporate healthy lifestyle factors into your routine to help you cope with everyday stress better. This can help you reduce triggers in your daily routine.
If you have PTSD and are unable to work because of your symptoms, then you may qualify for disability. It can be a difficult process to qualify, but the assistance is helpful if you can't work.
Sometimes, if you had a traumatic childhood yourself, becoming a new mother can be triggering. Learn how to interpret the symptoms that you are facing.
Car accidents are another circumstance that can cause PTSD. If you have been in a bad car accident yourself, here are some additional resources for you.
If you were raised by narcissists, this may be a cause of PTSD as well. The events you experienced in childhood can still be effecting you today.
This is my personal story about coping with PTSD. It includes information about leaving an abusive relationship, as well as tools to recover from PTSD as a result.
When I first started therapy for my PTSD, I was having panic attacks almost every day. Now it is once a month or less. Learn what has worked for me, and how it can help you too!
I hope that all of these resources are helpful for anyone else who is suffering with PTSD and panic attacks, the way that I do! I post regularly about coping with PTSD, and different issues that you may be going through as well. If you subscribe to my blog and newsletter, you will receive many helpful resources on an ongoing basis.
It is my mission to help anyone else who is struggling with PTSD to learn how to manage their symptoms and live a full and happy life in spite of this disorder.