PTSD -Long after the trauma is over, it leaves behind a host of symptoms once designed to help us survive. When we are presented with a perceived thread the "Thinking Brain" shuts down so we react instinctively. The "Emotional Brain" reacts with alarm, fear and instinctive survival responses. Humans 'remember' dangerous events with our bodies and emotions because it helps us to respond faster the next time we are in danger. Our body is now hard wired to respond before we have time to think Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Trauma Symptoms, Trauma Survivor, Trauma Therapy, Therapy Psychology, Mental Therapy, Ptsd Therapy, Mental Health Therapy
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Such extraordinarily clear and concise words about what "recovery" from the challenges of mental illness entails. Still too sad that I feel it so very necessary to post this for the sole reason of the misinformation that is still so pervasive in our global society and in our own backyards regarding the nature of mental illness.
Experiences from the earliest days of childhood play an important role in shaping the brain’s development. Sadly, traumatic episodes leave the deepest impressions, manifesting themselves in adulthood in health issues ranging from increased stress to substance abuse. Learn more about the lasting impact of childhood trauma on chronic adult disorders.