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How PTSD Happens: 'Ask Dorothy'

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Dorothy Ratusny
Psychotherapist & Meditation Teacher
Here I share the story of a client: with whom I continue to work at the time of writing this. Her name has been changed to protect her identity; her story is real. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition in which people experience a variety of symptoms following exposure to a traumatic event. These may include flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, avoidance, and changes in mood and thinking. Symptoms may include re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoiding reminders of the trauma, startling easily, and having negative thoughts and beliefs. * Assessment Tool for PTSD (online) https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/assessment/documents/APCLC.pdf *If you suffer from PTSD, please let me help.