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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – or concussion – is a complex clinical phenomenon. The classic designations of mild, moderate, or severe TBI are based on the acute clinical presentation and do not necessarily predict the long-term outcome. Moreover, the long-held assumption that the ... Views: 83
It is usually a very long, winding road to recovery from events of PTSD.
If a person gets help right away, it may not take as long as it did for me.
After hearing a preacher’s message in a sermon, a revelation transpired.
He said that each of us has a seed planted by God (as I became ... Views: 69
When we find ourselves faced with a troublesome issue, reflect first.
Be quiet, and still your senses so that the answer comes as you thirst.
In silence ask yourself, “What caused this strange situation to begin?”
Looking over what emotions have overflowed will keep us from a spin.
You ... Views: 74
1 Peter 4:12 quandary proclaims strange, fiery trials we are experiencing.
This passage explains much, as customized, cruel tribulations may bring.
We may have been trying our very best to get along with others.
Only to be continually attacked by those we treat as sisters, and ... Views: 96
Isaiah 43:18-21 describes temptations’ power over us as being done.
There God proclaims how He makes a way, once His will has begun!
He arrives like the Calvary with guns blasting whether on land, or sea.
The battle is not just won, but the enemy is rebuked to destruction, you see.
Those ... Views: 102
How can we expect to drink clean water out of a dirty glass?
When such is given to us, it is right to just let that grime pass.
Otherwise, no matter what kind of water purifier we have it will be corrupted.
It is such a waste of time, and effort to continue while success is ... Views: 121
Conquering covert, and overt evil in the world starts in our own heart.
Putting away our past hurts from PTSD is the way to a good, healthy start.
Saint Paul’s Philippians 3:13 concentrates on eagerly moving forward.
We must set our minds to move past what issues kept us going ... Views: 134
There is nothing worse than having a sapping secret to feed.
It takes away precious life-force energy to make it continuously heed.
PTSD is like filling up your gas tank, and emptying it getting lost.
We keep using up our energy, going nowhere at a hidden cost.
Some of us with trauma may ... Views: 184
The seasons of the year coincides with how we can celebrate our days.
Those of us with PTSD may be considered being in winter with delays.
We may be still clearing out the debris of storms that came years ago.
This kind of rubble comes from carrying negative emotions that grow.
These ... Views: 156
When dealing with PTSD we need to ask ourselves a few things.
It is an internal conversation, where we wait to see what the answer brings.
We become our own judge, and jury when we examine each, and every fact.
It is important that we are truly honest, so as to keep our ego in tact.
The ... Views: 181
We should beware of merchants offering their goods for free.
Examine their motives, with strings attached, for healing PTSD.
Satan, and his demons are a type of merchant with strings, too.
He may suggest taking the easy way out in suicide, which is true.
Doctors, and therapists may make ... Views: 207
You know success is near when friends become haters, you see.
They realize there is something grander in you (they cannot be.)
It was all well, and good to give us encouragement when down.
After all, having to live with PTSD would make anyone frown.
For years, perhaps, our past trauma ... Views: 216
If we are struggling with our finances, this may be linked to our purpose, too.
That will take some time to internally investigate what keeps us so blue.
Having experiences linked to PTSD will affect that area, most certainly.
This is because we become impoverished in our positive emotions, ... Views: 237
It may have been smooth sailing for a while in our lives.
Then all of a sudden something happens, and we break out in hives!
We become engaged into a new storm, or situation of despair.
Those with PTSD have significant events of trauma to compare.
How do we manage to get out of this ... Views: 252
Think earnestly, even if our life’s PTSD experience has taught us to be mean.
To continue to mistreat others this way, we only allow misery to glean.
By persisting to act out old behavior, we deprive ourselves, too.
Instead of moving forward, we endorse what has made us blue!
We react to ... Views: 196
What a strange concept, that seems to pull away from reality.
It will make more sense, if we connect PTSD to emotions of carnality.
Okay, let us give these emotions a face describing the following list.
The carnal man or woman connects to fear, anger, worry, stress, and lust.
In ... Views: 211
The song with words, “Should old acquaintance be forgot” applies here.
Those of us with PTSD need to do so in order for healing to truly adhere.
New Year’s day is anytime we begin to reflect on how we can smother sorrow.
For instance, “What can we get rid of today to proliferate a better ... Views: 221
Lots of candles on a cake remind us of life gone by.
They can represent memories of happiness, or a sigh.
Those of us with PTSD will have the latter, unfortunately.
Repressing those memorable hurts protects us conditionally.
We avoid counting the candles blown out to keep going, you ... Views: 250
Dear Dr. Romance:
I have been married for about four years now and my husband and I got married at 18 we have 3 kids all under the age of four and it gets stressful sometimes for both of us. He is in the army, he's been a soldier for almost 3 years now he was deployed ... Views: 339
Perhaps, we with PTSD have been diligent in our healing practice each day.
We incorporate orchestras of alternative healing techniques, per say.
For myself, using Qigong energy relieves deep-rooted, blocked emotions.
Further releases of negative energy come with my own prayerful ... Views: 281
Having PTSD can be compared to having a famine in our mind.
It is a persistent weed-type of unnatural, inharmonious growth, this kind.
Such takes over the garden of constructive thoughts in our lives.
Misery proliferates not just in relationships, but a financial hole thrives!
As it ... Views: 332
There is something universal to how we with PTSD react to abuse.
Having experienced a trauma or two we may think trying is of no use.
What is it that makes a miserably, mistreated woman ultimately stay?
Her conviction to a religious conscience may be a heavy reason in play.
The thing ... Views: 194
Perhaps, we have been trying all kinds of alternative healing.
It is not from our lack of sincere diligence that the devil keeps stealing.
What we have to realize is that staying in the same situation stagnates.
Whatever positive affirmations being said, the circumstance negates.
Letting ... Views: 210
Ephesians 6:12 tell us that the battle is not ours to fight.
It is God’s battle-axe we must swing with all our might!
Flesh and blood cannot resist, alone, against power-hungry principalities.
Such is the same for us with PTSD combating the mind’s imagined realities.
We need to be armed ... Views: 236
We all experience stress – some more than others. Although stress is a normal response, over the long-term it can have detrimental effects on your health. Combating stress is important; it can help improve your health and the stressful situation.
Stress can affect the body in numerous ways by ... Views: 253
Let us liken our minds to the measure of a cup full, per say.
No matter what the substance is, only what is within can stay.
Our cups may have formerly been filled with laughter, and joy inside.
Then after a traumatic event(s) only fear, and anger may stubbornly abide.
Thoughts of the ... Views: 274
What we with PTSD need to consider for healing is a seasonal, changing strategy.
Without a constant attention to where we are, our progress becomes a tragedy!
The things like protective mechanisms may no longer be advantageous.
Those emotions of anger, and fear prevented us from becoming ... Views: 266
Unlike a broken china cup, we with PTSD can be glued back together.
Applying things (like giving our time) can heal like a tickling feather!
Doing so not only helps others, but also takes our attention off of the past.
Filling our days with caring tasks proliferates a sense of joy that may ... Views: 299
What we with PTSD need to know is in the form of a spiritual concept.
It is vital for healing ourselves that negativity we daily reject.
This comes in the characteristics of universal emotions, you see.
There is a spirit attached, especially, to reactions of negativity.
One must be in ... Views: 316
Fear may come again just when we have gotten over a chaotic season.
Perhaps, God’s Divine plan for us being on the way is the reason.
Elijah, in I Kings 19, is an example of how victory may turn over to fear.
He was given strength to do God’s will beyond himself, and that is clear.
Our ... Views: 309
All of us (at one time or another) will experience some kind of pain.
There is comfort in knowing that one-day, too, will come a greater gain.
In Daniel 6:27 depicts how he was delivered from the lions' power, you see.
His faith sustained him through terrific trial, like trauma in you and ... Views: 313
John 14:12-14 states, “That whatever we ask in My name, the Father will do.”
We can bank on that happening when we run towards our purpose to pursue!
Knowing what that Divine purpose is that was created for us is key.
Not asking for something that does not fulfill the Father’s will, you ... Views: 304
The choices we make determine what pathways our lives will take.
Whatever we do, one thing we must not do and that is to procrastinate!
This is because opportunities to pull us out of one path may arise.
Even with a clouded present forecast, prayer can lead us to a future prize.
It may ... Views: 330
The greater the gifted reward is congruent to a more stealth in affliction.
This explains why our cross seems heavier to bear from this contradiction.
My own cross came in the form of property catastrophe, together with infirmity.
The weight of the snow and ice was relentless causing ... Views: 319
Some folks may ask, “What does it mean to be still, and the benefits?”
If we want to change our circumstances, we have to kill our emotional fits.
These are a particular blend when talking about having experienced PTSD.
Rewinding a past, treacherous event blocks us from reaching, you ... Views: 357
It is important to know that our destiny was formed before PTSD.
All the events in our lives are just like pieces of a puzzle, you see.
Our vision is obstructed by the trauma of those certain events, too.
The corrupted circuit board of our thinking is in our head that keeps us blue.
This ... Views: 339
Charter PTSD Circumstances For Our Higher Purpose
In Luke 22:32 Jesus lovingly instructs Peter to endure through his faith, you see.
Christ knows there is a plan for who we are, and who we are meant to be.
He knows that there is a dark force that seeks to devour us before we are ... Views: 352
It does not have to be a certain holiday or time of year.
Anytime we feel the spirit move us, it is time to clear.
Perhaps, another sign to do this becomes more evident.
We can become inspired through a person or event.
Those of us with PTSD can relate to this in the mind.
We have an ... Views: 338
As someone who was saddled with the label of Borderline Personality Disorder, I know firsthand the humiliating experience of dealing with both the mental health industry as a patient AND the reactions from those who love to use Google to get all their “facts” about people with BPD. The DSM’s ... Views: 403
As I lie restless in a cold room, I can smell a strong sweet and sour nauseous scent. There are noisy electrical machines attached to my body, a long tube jammed down my throat, and fluids are being transfused into the veins of both of my arms. I wonder,
“Where am I and what are they trying ... Views: 444
Dear Dr. Romance
I found you online when i googled "How to Live with a Slob". My husband and I are opposites in the area of how to keep a house -- i am very clean and he is, well, not at all. The clutter drives me crazy! It is just one more issue that impacts our relationship. ... Views: 341
I remember a supervisor from the past whom I never thought had the right personality to be a psychiatrist. I mean, he was a little angry and domineering for my taste. But heck — I gave him a “bye” since he worked in a prison context.
I was never attacked by a prison patient through my ... Views: 475
An Oscar-nominated documentary called “The Invisible War” tackles the seemingly taboo subject of rape and sexual assault in the military. ABC News covered a quick story of the documentary and featured three women who bravely volunteered their personal stories of being raped while enlisted in the ... Views: 573
Intimate personal violence, which is similar to domestic violence, affects an estimated 12 million people, both men and women, per year. That is according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s website, where plenty of similarly shocking statistics can be found. For instance, “more than 1 ... Views: 512
Operation: I.V is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 2012 that helps combat veterans heal from both PTSD as well as traumatic brain injuries. Its founder, Roxann Abrams, is a Gold Star Mother who lost her son SFC Randy Abrams in 2009. Randy took his own life after experiencing a PTSD flashback from ... Views: 480
“People of Western Europe, the hour of your liberation is approaching. All patriots, men and women, young and old, have a part to play in the achievement of final victory. This landing is but the opening phase of the campaign of Western Europe. Great battles lie ahead. I call upon all who love ... Views: 438
According to an article released by CBS News called “Fake Service Dogs a Growing Problem,” real service dogs help assist a wide variety of individuals, including “people who use power or manual wheelchairs, have balance issues, have various types of autism, need seizure alert or response, need ... Views: 470
PBS Frontline estimates that almost half a million soldiers are afflicted with some form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, admittedly, that number is “hard to pinpoint,” because TBIs can easily go either mis/undiagnosed by the medical community. However, some TBIs can be deadly if left ... Views: 413
Do you know that you can be living with a brain aneurism and might not even know it? An article released by ABC News called “8 Everyday Ways to Have a Brain Bleed” says that if you “[smoke], [have] hypertension, [are] female or [have] a family history of an aneurisms,” you have a higher risk ... Views: 390
The Scripps Research Institute in California created a study that proved that stress had a direct correlation to addiction (and therefore substance abuse). Psychology Today captured the study in 2010 under the article title, “Stress Hormone Key to Alcohol Dependence”. It is no secret that stress ... Views: 595