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in therapy today she diagnosed me with it idk why i did not ask her what is PTSD-D anyways please help :)
apml apml 16-17, F 10 Answers Oct 11, 2012 in Community

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I have PTSD too- it's curable. Depression is too- I'd steer clear of the meds unless u r suicidal. Lots of the meds don't work, make u worse or have bad side effects- some make u go thru a worse withdrawl than heroin but the drs don't tell u that b4 they prescribe them! Paxil is a bad one- it gives ya electrical shock like zaps in your head when u are tapering off of it. And a bad headache non stop for a solid month. so, most people can't hack that and therefore stay on it for life. it also stops working after 6 months and the generic for it DOESN"T work. the name brand is $300 a month and not covered by most ins.

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I crosstapered onto something else. If you can do it without meds, swell, I'd kill myself if I tried.

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Read my poem 'Move on'.

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It means you have gone through one or many traumatic experiences that took a tremendous toll on you mentally. Follow your doctor's instructions and you should be fine.

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PTSD is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is a common problem among combat veterans when they get home from the war but anyone who's been affected by an intensely traumatic event, or events, can also become a victim of PTSD. What it means is, you have serious problems that aren't your fault and they're affecting you in a very negative way. Having diagnosed the problem, chances are good that your therapist intends to help you or get you some help with it.

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You talk about the trauma, you deal with the symptoms as they arise. Depression seems to respond best to Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy.<br />
However, I think Dialectical Behavioral Therapy would probably work better than CBT for post-traumatic-stress-disorder.<br />
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...That last is an anxiety disorder. It tends to crop up in weird, novel, and unpleasant ways. You have to not give in to irrational fears, or they take over. I strongly recommend breathing meditation for panic attacks.

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Seems odd to diagnose someone without explaining the what and why of the disorder.

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It means that something that happened to you was so bad that it rocked your life in such a way that your brain couldn't put the pieces back together afterwards; so no matter how much time passes, unless you go back and sort it out with a therapist, you;ll find that anything you try to build in life will fall down like a house on broken ground.<br />
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You should talk to people who are trained professionals in the psychological field and with whom you feel comfortable about what happened and how you can go about moving forwards.

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