Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 977913

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PTSD - Need help!!!!

Posted by greenwillow on January 25, 2011, at 10:16:35

I was recently dxd with ptsd. How do I find a psychologist specializing in treating this? Is there a specific website devoted to them or any organizations they generally belong to to help patients find them? What medications are typically prescribed for ptsd?
Thanks, Green Willow

 

Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! greenwillow

Posted by Phillipa on January 25, 2011, at 11:09:49

In reply to PTSD - Need help!!!!, posted by greenwillow on January 25, 2011, at 10:16:35

Mine is based on childhood verbal, and first husband. So there are some that specialize in non tramatic physical wise PTSD? Phillipa

 

Re: PTSD - Need help!!!!

Posted by greenwillow on January 26, 2011, at 15:07:00

In reply to Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! greenwillow, posted by Phillipa on January 25, 2011, at 11:09:49

Unfortunately mine was caused by a physician and his staff.

> Mine is based on childhood verbal, and first husband. So there are some that specialize in non tramatic physical wise PTSD? Phillipa

 

Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! greenwillow

Posted by floatingbridge on January 26, 2011, at 18:47:08

In reply to Re: PTSD - Need help!!!!, posted by greenwillow on January 26, 2011, at 15:07:00

Greenwillow,

Have you been over to the psych board? Post there, too.

Again, I wish I knew.

Are you on medication at all (an alpha blocker?)

Are you in the States? The veterans administration has a site.

I've Google Pete Walker. He has a great article on chronic ptsd. Yours sounds quite acute. But he has links.

Are you having anxiety today? Anyone you can stay close to?

Keep posting.

fb

 

excuse me, this is the psych board. apologies. (nm) floatingbridge

Posted by floatingbridge on January 26, 2011, at 18:49:07

In reply to Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! greenwillow, posted by floatingbridge on January 26, 2011, at 18:47:08

 

Re: excuse me, this is the psych board. apologies. floatingbridge

Posted by Phillipa on January 26, 2011, at 20:50:13

In reply to excuse me, this is the psych board. apologies. (nm) floatingbridge, posted by floatingbridge on January 26, 2011, at 18:49:07

FB Forgiven:)

 

Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! greenwillow

Posted by Tabitha on January 27, 2011, at 3:24:28

In reply to PTSD - Need help!!!!, posted by greenwillow on January 25, 2011, at 10:16:35

Hi,
This site has a therapist search http://www.adaa.org/findatherapist


I just learned that PTSD is considered an anxiety disorder. Didn't know that!

 

excuse me, this is the psych board. apologies. (nm) floatingbridge

Posted by floatingbridge on January 27, 2011, at 10:21:34

In reply to Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! greenwillow, posted by floatingbridge on January 26, 2011, at 18:47:08

 

Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! Tabitha

Posted by floatingbridge on January 27, 2011, at 10:26:35

In reply to Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! greenwillow, posted by Tabitha on January 27, 2011, at 3:24:28

Tabitha, very cool site.

I was checking it out when my phone said I had reached maximum windows, so I closed them all--and that somehow resent my last message. I'm getting closer to understanding (and stopping) the double posting : /

fb. (chagrined by creating a distraction. )

 

Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! Tabitha

Posted by Phillipa on January 27, 2011, at 19:26:08

In reply to Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! greenwillow, posted by Tabitha on January 27, 2011, at 3:24:28

Tabitha yes it is as mine started as panic, Gad, now PTSD. Thanks for the link!!!! Phillipa

 

Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! greenwillow

Posted by Solstice on January 30, 2011, at 8:35:34

In reply to PTSD - Need help!!!!, posted by greenwillow on January 25, 2011, at 10:16:35

> I was recently dxd with ptsd. How do I find a psychologist specializing in treating this? Is there a specific website devoted to them or any organizations they generally belong to to help patients find them? What medications are typically prescribed for ptsd?
> Thanks, Green Willow


What kind of PTSD? I have c-PTSD. I think it is really important to get someone who has experience treating trauma. I didn't, and my trauma was multiplied as a result. I don't know for sure, but wehther you have classic PTSD or c-PTSD might make a difference, so you may want to check into whether it does.

PTSD is often accompanied by depression and/or anxiety, so meds for that can be helpful.. but therapy is indeed a crucial component in addressing PTSD.

Solstice

 

Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! Solstice

Posted by greenwillow on January 30, 2011, at 18:09:44

In reply to Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! greenwillow, posted by Solstice on January 30, 2011, at 8:35:34

Solstice, what is c-PTSD? Depression is a major player in mine, as is the heart issue I have developed from adrenaline every morning. Now there's a stomach problem too that they haven't gotten to the root of yet. GW
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> What kind of PTSD? I have c-PTSD. I think it is really important to get someone who has experience treating trauma. I didn't, and my trauma was multiplied as a result. I don't know for sure, but wehther you have classic PTSD or c-PTSD might make a difference, so you may want to check into whether it does.
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> PTSD is often accompanied by depression and/or anxiety, so meds for that can be helpful.. but therapy is indeed a crucial component in addressing PTSD.
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Re: PTSD - Need help!!!!

Posted by emmanuel98 on January 30, 2011, at 19:15:42

In reply to Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! Solstice, posted by greenwillow on January 30, 2011, at 18:09:44

I don't know if you have insurance, but my insurance company lets you search for therapists by specialties listed. I would think most therapists treat PTSD.

 

Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! greenwillow

Posted by floatingbridge on January 30, 2011, at 22:18:43

In reply to Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! Solstice, posted by greenwillow on January 30, 2011, at 18:09:44

GW, Wikipedia has a pretty good entry on c-ptsd. Some call it chronic ptsd, some complex ptsd. I think they are different perhaps. Read and see what you think.

Google Pete Walker. Pretty immediately an article on c-ptsd comes up. I think it's very good.

 

Re: PTSD - Need help!!!!

Posted by Solstice on January 30, 2011, at 23:14:26

In reply to Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! Solstice, posted by greenwillow on January 30, 2011, at 18:09:44

> Solstice, what is c-PTSD?

Complex PTSD. Classic PTSD is what's in the 'book.' It's triggered by a single catastrophic event of some type, for example a natural disaster that threatens life, an explosion, being in a car crash (or witnessing it, where great harm is threatened), rape, etc.

Complex PTSD is a lower level of danger - where you aren't necessarily in fear of immediate death, but because of the ongoing, intense level of stress, the threat to your well-being is threatened enough that your sympathetic nervous system is frequently triggered over a long period of time, and you end up (if you're vulnerable to it) with PTSD symptoms. This can be caused by things like long-term abuse as a child, or being in a relationship that is abusive over a long period, or even a series of life crisis that are close together and leave your well-being feeling threatened.

Hope that helps..

Solstice

 

Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! Solstice

Posted by phillipa on January 30, 2011, at 23:38:07

In reply to Re: PTSD - Need help!!!!, posted by Solstice on January 30, 2011, at 23:14:26

Welcome to my life then. Phillipa

 

(((phillipa))) (nm) phillipa

Posted by floatingbridge on January 31, 2011, at 3:51:36

In reply to Re: PTSD - Need help!!!! Solstice, posted by phillipa on January 30, 2011, at 23:38:07

 

Re: PTSD - Need help!!!!

Posted by violette on February 1, 2011, at 15:47:00

In reply to PTSD - Need help!!!!, posted by greenwillow on January 25, 2011, at 10:16:35

For PTSD symptoms-try Prozac first, if that doesn't work, Effexor.

Psychoanalyst for therapy.

Good luck :)


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