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Can hypnotherapy be treated for post traumatic stress disorders or obsession compulsive disorder?

John, why isn't it recommended if it can help?

Well, yes it can help but is it recommended? No.

PTSD and other mental disorders/conditions, are treated by Hypnotherapy.

There is a technique in hypnotherapy called Past Regression and this MAY help release any feelings or emotions regarding what may of happened in the past. A Psychiatrist may be your best bet depending on how severe.

What hypnotherapy does is go into your mind and with your permission re-programs how you think about certain things. Its most commonly used to quit smoking, lose weight, overcome fears/phobias, etc.

Hope this helps you!  (+ info)

Does anyone suffer with anxiety or anxiety disorders like post traumatic stress?

I have anxiety and stress, that I cannot seem to get controlled. I do not want to take medication such as zanax or anything like that. I would like to find a natural way of curing this or at least a natural way of getting this under control. Does anyone have any suggestions??

I have suffered with anxiety/panic attacks and agoraphobia for about 2 or 3 years. Im the same i didn't want to just be given drugs and sent on my way. But my therapist is teaching me something called "Self Regulation Therapy"
Basically you learn how to get rid of negative feeling and how NOT to focus on bad things like feeling you cannot breathe or feeling like you have are about to choke, things you usually experience with panic/anxiety.
It is more powerful than medication you might be offered because once you get the hang of it you can use it whenever you need to and it doesn't cost anything or has any side effects.
There are loads of herbal remedies you can use for anxiety like lavender or chamomile to use in oils/tea's/bathsalts etc
Also remember to have a motive. Maybe a pet, or a hobby, something you can turn to when you are feeling bad. Pets are very theraputic, cats especially, because a lot of people find their purring very relaxing.

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What illnesses and disorders can a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder be at risk for?

Depression and anxiety would be the main ones. I guess in very serious cases of PTSD you could have psychotic episodes.

Also if the PTSD is causing you a large amount of stress and/or is interfering with your sleep, then your immune system wouldn't be at its best, meaning that you would be more likely to catch any illnesses going around.  (+ info)

How does post traumatic stress disorder effect war veterans?

i have to write a paper on post traumatic stress disorder, and how it impacts iraq and vietnam veterans. so i really nee some help looking for articles, and some ideas,okay so please help me out guys

well first off, everyone can get post traumatic stress from anything, its all mental, and i have it to be honest. Its not something you can control and its not something that is left unnoticed. You often catch yourself going through random flashbacks of a stressful situation. like I've noticed that when Im playing a video game, doesnt matter which game, but i was playing it and all of a sudden i was thinking about the stressful time that caused the post traumatic stress. and its like you re-live it temporarily, but some time had gone by because i had died on my game and my little sister had come in and asked me what i was doing. it causes bad dreams and makes you want to not sleep. depending on how bad it is. it just overall isnt something that is tolerable for very long  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

What are the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder and how do they differ from the symptoms of just stress?

What can be done to help someone heal over PTSD?

Some basic symptoms: effort to avoid thoughts or feelings associated with trauma.
efforts to avoid activities arouse recollection of trauma
inability to recall an important aspect of event
markedly diminished interest in significant activities
feelings of detachment from others
restricted range of affects
increased startle reflex
increased dreams of like events
intense psychological distress at exposure to events that symbolize or resemble an aspect of event.

There are several good sites to look up Mental health issues. One being NAMI.org and then looking up diagnosis. Or Mental Health America.net
And as far as counseling you need to look for someone with experience with PTSD. and yes many people live good productive lives. Feel Free to email me if you'd like to chat. God Bless Reggie  (+ info)

What's the difference between bipolar and post traumatic stress disorder?

If you read my questions I post, you can tell that it's post traumatic stress disorder. Don't tell me you diagosis, but what the difference is, please.
I go through mad abuse.

Bipolar disorder is a bio-chemically caused mental disorder that often results in episodes of mania and dpression in varied degrees of length and intensity...altho it hasn't been proven it tends to run in families therefore there may be a genetic connection...

Post-traumatic stress disorder is the result of an event or situation that the sufferer has experienced, lived thru...etc.
It is not genetic in nature....it is in response to an emotionally traumatic experience.....

racing thoughts.....insomnia....reduced inhibitions....rapid speech...thoughts that everthing is interconnected such as seeing obscure 'patterns' when patterns to things and situations are not there...promiscuity.....outrageous spending sprees.....these are some of the symptoms of mania....it can progress into halucinations and paranoia if not treated......  (+ info)

Can post traumatic stress disorder lead to suicide?

I'm writing a story. Can post traumatic stress disorder lead to suicide? And if so, what would one act like shortly before the suicide?
The cause of the PTSD for the character is seeing the love of his life brutally murdered in front of him.

There is evidence that traumatic events such as sexual abuse, combat trauma, rape, and domestic violence generally increase a person’s suicide risk. Multiple factors contribute to suicide risk in veterans.

Some of the most common factors are listed below:

male gender

alcohol abuse

family history of suicide

older age

poor social-environmental support (exemplified by

homelessness and unmarried status)

possession of firearms

the presence of medical and psychiatric conditions (including combat-related PTSD) associated with suicide  (+ info)

How do I know if I have post traumatic stress disorder?

I've researched my "ailments" and think I have self diagnosed my self with post traumatic stress disorder, how would I know for sure?

If there been any trauma in your life that brothers you all the time  (+ info)

Is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder more common in a certain age group?

Is there an age when you are more prone to developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? and why?

These is not really an established age group where post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops. PTSD can develop at any age, including childhood, but research has shown that the median age of onset is around 23 years.

Researches have found that it is more common in migraine sufferers and during adulthood.

However there are certain events where people are more prone to developing PTSD. Whether someone reacts to an event with a post-traumatic stress disorder is largely dependent on the severity of the event, or stressor, itself. Sexual assault, for one, is more likely to produce PTSD than other horrible experiences. The disorder also frequently occurs after violent personal assaults such as rape, mugging, or domestic violence; terrorism; natural or human-caused disasters; and accidents.

For example, some studies have found that PTSD develops in about:

1 in 5 fire-fighters.
1 in 3 teenager survivors of car crashes.
1 in 2 female rape victims.
2 in 3 prisoners of war.

Hope this helps! :)  (+ info)

How to deal with post traumatic stress disorder?

Is there a way to deal/cure post traumatic stress disorder myself? I don't have any money or insurance to talk to a lets say counselor, nor do I really think that going to a shrink would be a good idea. I read online and am sure I have PTSD and I know exactly what caused it. There's no way to avoid situations that trigger memories. I can't lock myself up all day/night. What can I do? Are there any free support groups?

You can get some useful information from: http://www.healthmedicalinformation.com/category/mental-health/post-traumatic-stress-disorder

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