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The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or shortly after combat. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 20
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or shortly after combat. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 12
The two most recent wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan have left hundreds of thousands of U.S. combat soldiers in utter mental distress. The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs has even conducted an intensive study as to what wartime activities were especially provocative to combat soldiers, and ... Views: 10
During combat, a soldier must always be on high alert for his or her own personal safety. Danger lurks around every corner, and every day could bring the possibility of certain doom. Therefore, a soldier must take all precautionary measures to avoid being taken by surprise by a foreign weapon or ... Views: 14
Today, both civilians and military personnel alike are more aware of the existence of a potentially serious mental illness known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 11
Pets are notoriously beneficial to a human’s well-being. They keep their owners company, they provide a sense of fun and relaxation, and can even serve as great listeners. In fact, some religions, like the pagans, put so much emphasis on pets precisely for their properties of healing and ... Views: 19
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs recently reports that one in five combat veterans develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or after their service. However, while PTSD is becoming more widely-recognized, the illness was not fully accepted by the medical community ... Views: 23
A few days ago, there was a shooting at Fort Hood purportedly by a veteran who possesses either signs and symptoms of PTSD or possibly even a traumatic brain injury. While the situation is still currently under investigation, this resurgence of military PTSD reminds us all that mental and ... Views: 12
It is always a good idea to perform physical cleanses now and again to rid the body of toxins and other forms of waste. However, did you know that it is equally important to perform mental cleanses as well? Mental cleanses provide a clearer mind and a stronger sense of self, which for people who ... Views: 15
We all know that eating a balanced diet from all of the major food groups it the best way to stay physically healthy. But did you know that there are certain foods that boost your mental health as well? Many foods from various food groups can actually significantly lower stress levels, which for ... Views: 21
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs finds that one in five combat veterans suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Usually, people think that PTSD is developed after an individual undergoes a traumatic event, but people can also develop the disorder before the traumatic event ... Views: 23
No one is ever prepared to lose a loved one, and especially not to suicide. However, for veterans and military families alike, loss is rapidly becoming a part of life. Military suicide rates are growing astronomically—roughly 22 veterans a day are taking their own lives after they return from ... Views: 13
A June 2012 issue of Writer’s Digest quotes George Orwell as having once said, “writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand". ... Views: 22
Part 1 of this article demonstrated the many ways in which soldiers benefit from practicing meditation, especially those who are affected by mental illnesses like PTSD as well as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). This article actually teaches veterans how to meditate.
The U.S. Department of ... Views: 34
Meditation has been a holistic practice for thousands of years, one that helps practitioners relax and reconnect with their inner selves. Meditation also allows for people to stay centered in the present moment, which can become an invaluable tool for veterans who are haunted with the memories ... Views: 30
Do you know that all negative thoughts and feelings are generated by the sum total of all negative memories stored within your subconscious mind that behave like a waking nightmare? Do you know that unless you are able to completely and permanently erase or delete those memories (i.e. shut down ... Views: 61
Even though veterans are regarded as heroes, are they really? Indeed, they are the ones expressing enough honor and bravery to enlist to defend their nation, even if it means risking their own life. But on the other hand, do heroes kill at all costs, even innocent civilians, even women and ... Views: 42
About one in five families of veterans will never be the same once a soldier returns from combat. That is because the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs finds that one in five combat veterans develop a mental illness known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. PTSD can be developed after ... Views: 44
Civilians will never know the struggles and torments that soldiers endure while in combat. Because of the highly-stressful and volatile atmosphere of war, it is no wonder that combat veterans find it hard to shake their wartime experiences when returning back to civilian life. It’s as though the ... Views: 31
What do coffee and our U.S. troops have in common? This past week, the CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, has donated $30 million to U.S. troops, and CBS News was only one of several news outlets who eagerly covered the story this past Wednesday.
Schultz confessed to CBS news that since American ... Views: 63
Is it necessary or even desirable to totally eliminate memories in order to help eliminate stress? I don't believe it is necessary to eliminate the actual memory that is causing a negative response...but rather, one can eliminate the negative response and still maintain the memory. I have found ... Views: 49
Do you know that you were always meant to have a pure positive mind but when you arrived into this reality you were met by a social/family environment that programmed you to believe many negative things about yourself, others and the world around you?
Do you know that to this day many of you ... Views: 58
Anxiety is often caused by the lingering effects of negative memories. In this article, you will be given tools to help you identify which memories are unresolved and how you can use simple thinking tools to heal your anxiety.
Anxiety takes many forms. It can be a panic attack where you feel ... Views: 51
Depression is often caused by the lingering effects of negative memories. In this article, you will be given tools to help you identify which memories are unresolved and how you can use simple thinking tools to heal your depression.
Many people who are plagued with depression, they can resolve ... Views: 62
The single most important impediment to a life fully lived and experienced is a negative past that continually rears its head and undermines self confidence, self esteem, self worth, the capacity to form healthy intimate relationships, your right to unleash your full creative potential, earn an ... Views: 58
There is no doubt that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can put strain on any relationship, but marriages are especially affected, and many of them can lead to divorce. The military is notorious for its exceptionally high divorce rates, and while this fact exists for various reasons, among ... Views: 97
Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has always existed in the human psyche, it was not officially recognized by the medical community until about 1980, the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs estimates. When it first entered the DSM-III, the condition was apparently met with a stark ... Views: 99
The U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs finds that one in five combat veterans is diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or after combat. Therefore, a large amount of veterans must then suffer from chronic adult nightmares, since nightmares are one of the most ... Views: 66
A Psychology Today article posted in November of 2013 found that as much as 54% of combat soldier have developed insomnia since September 11, 2001. This statistic, although shockingly high, proves to be very telling of the physical and mental struggles combat soldiers experience both on and off ... Views: 65
If you have tried using the Law of Attraction to achieve your goals and have not been fully successful, you have beliefs and feelings that sabotage your efforts. consequentially, when you visualize, speak, and get in the feeling that the goal is already achieved, you can be like a car with the ... Views: 93
Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist and Tedx speaker, revealed to his audience in a segment called “The Most Important Lesson from 83,000 Brain Injuries” the ineffectiveness of modern psychiatric practices. He also referred to the influx of returning U.S. combat veterans who served in Iraq and/or ... Views: 77
It is commonly known that prolonged exposure to combat can serve as a serious trigger for veterans to develop any sort of mental illness. Two types of mental illness, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression, are some of the most common, and many of the symptoms overlap, causing frequent ... Views: 79
Many people define themselves by their past. If you had physical, emotional, or sexual abuse in the past you are angry, depressed, anxious, resentful, mistrusting of people and can't do anything about it, it's just the way it is. However, more people now are discovering that you choose how you ... Views: 55
Do you ever wish that something in your life had happened differently? Maybe you made a bad decision in a career or marriage? Were you bullied in school? at home? at work? Is there a memory that you continue to think about?
There are some simple exercises that can help you heal a memory. It ... Views: 62
Mental illness is a lifelong struggle, and many sufferers feel like they are left to deal with their conditions all on their own. Oftentimes, people who suffer from any sort of mental illness feel that they are completely alone and alienated by their condition. Many veterans diagnosed with ... Views: 63
Bipolar disorder, previously known as “manic depressive disorder”, affects approximately one out of every hundred people, making it a “relatively common” mental illness according to the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs. However, the public does not usually associate veterans with bipolar ... Views: 97
Many couples are aware of Couvade syndrome, or “sympathetic pregnancies,” where husbands experience some of the same symptoms as their pregnant spouses. But did you know that a similar psychological episodes exist with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD?
It is usually assumed that ... Views: 96
The National Institute for Mental Health finds that about 7.7 million American adults suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. PTSD usually occurs after an individual has either endured or witnessed a traumatic event, but the disorder can even affect people of close relations to ... Views: 88
Do you know most people confronted with the reality of being able to completely erase negative memories from their subconscious mind and permanently enhance their lives become immediately skeptical about this? Do you know sadly this keeps many individuals unnecessarily imprisoned in negative ... Views: 61
Part 1 of the article explored the various types and symptoms of schizophrenia as well as some general characteristics of the disease such as who develops it and at what age. The article also touched upon how schizophrenia is one of many mental illnesses that plagues combat veterans, and even ... Views: 116
The military inadvertently triggers many various forms of mental illness, especially a psychological condition known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. In fact, the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs finds that one in five combat veterans will experience symptoms of PTSD either during ... Views: 97
Do you know that bad or negative memories that continue to live in the subconscious mind wreak havoc on one's self confidence, self worth, self esteem, and that all of this has a destructive impact on one's health, relationships, success, and longevity? Do you know this is because such memories ... Views: 60
Do you feel trapped by negative events that happened to you years ago that still affect how you feel about yourself, that make you feel inadequate, abnormal, deficient, damaged, incapable of sustaining relationships, that lower your self worth and self esteem, that make you feel guilty and so ... Views: 60
Do you know that there is a way to completely and permanently erase negative memories from the unconscious mind? Do you know that this process is accessible to anyone who is able to read and write? Do you know that it requires no hypnosis, drugs, psychotherapy, EMDR, EFT, or invasive procedure? ... Views: 111
Regardless of where we live, we can unwillingly and unwittingly become victims of a disaster, either fueled by nature or by human error. A lightning strike in a beetle-killed forest, a single burning cigarette tossed into dry grasses along a road, or a campfire left untended can turn into an out ... Views: 78
If you are like most individuals a significant percentage of your mental "time" is consumed with negative thoughts that do nothing but act as an impediment to your growth, happiness, success, fulfillment, freedom and so on. So are you fed up living like a slave to this negativity? If so, and you ... Views: 52
The single most important impediment to a life fully lived and experienced is a negative past that continually rears its head and undermines self confidence, self esteem, self worth, the capacity to form healthy intimate relationships, your right to unleash your full creative potential, earn an ... Views: 52
Are you being assaulted by negative thoughts that are depleting your self confidence, self esteem, self worth, ability to function optimally, preventing you from forming normal healthy relationships, and seducing you into a state of despair? If so are you finally ready to take a stand for your ... Views: 68
Negative thoughts are inherently frustrating because they constrain your choices and therefore your life. They behave like the bars of an invisible prison within which you are forced to exist. In order to expand your reality it becomes necessary to permanently eliminate those "bars" once and for ... Views: 53
Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives, mostly because of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, affects one in five combat veterans. Normally, soldiers and civilians alike believe that once a soldier ... Views: 107