Trans4mind Home Page

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, A Real Illness

By Arthur Buchanan

Does This Sound Like You?

Have you lived through a scary and dangerous event?

Sometimes, all of a sudden, I feel like the event is happening over again.

I never know when this will occur.

I have nightmares and bad memories of the terrifying event.

I stay away from places that remind me of the event.

I jump and feel very upset when something happens without warning.

I have a hard time trusting or feeling close to other people. I get mad very easily.

I feel guilty because others died and I lived.

I have trouble sleeping and my muscles are tense.

If you put a check in the box next to some of these problems, you may have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

PTSD is a real illness that needs to be treated.

Many people who have been through a frightening experience. It's not your fault and you don't have to suffer.

Read this booklet and learn how to get help. You can feel better and get your life back!

1. What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

PTSD is a real illness. People may get PTSD after living through a disturbing or frightening experience. It can be treated, with medicine and therapy.

You can get PTSD after you have been:

Raped or sexually abused

Hit or harmed by someone in your family

A victim of a violent crime

In an airplane or car crash

In a hurricane, tornado, or fire

In a war,

In an event where you thought you might be killed or after you have seen any of these events. If you have PTSD, you often have nightmares or scary thoughts about the experience you went through. You try to stay away from anything that reminds you of your experience.

You may feel angry and unable to trust or care about other people. You may always be on the lookout for danger. You can feel very upset when something happens suddenly or without warning.

2. When does PTSD start and how long does it last?

For most people, PTSD starts within about three months of the event. For some people, signs of PTSD do not show up until years later. PTSD can happen to anyone at any age. Even children can have it.

Some people get better within six months, while others may have the illness for much longer.

3. Am I the only person with this illness?

No. You are not alone. In any year, 5.2 million Americans have PTSD.

4. What can I do to help myself?

Talk to your doctor about the experience that upset you.

Tell you doctor if you have scary memories, if you feel sad, if you have trouble sleeping, or if you are angry all the time.

Tell your doctor if these problems keep you from doing everyday things and living your life. You may want to show your doctor this booklet.

It can help explain how you feel. Ask your doctor for a checkup to make sure you don't have some other illness. Ask your doctor if he or she has helped people with PTSD. Special training helps doctors treat people with PTSD. If your doctor doesn't have special training, ask for the name of a doctor or counselor who does.

Get more information. Call 1-866-615-6464 to have free information mailed to you.

You can feel better.

5. What can a doctor or counselor do to help me?

Doctor may give you medicine to help you feel less afraid and tense. It may take a few weeks for the medicine to work.

Talking to a specially trained doctor or counselors helps many people with PTSD. This is called "therapy." Therapy can help you work through your terrible experience. Here is one person's story:

"After I was attacked, I felt afraid, depressed, and angry all the time. I could not sleep or eat much. Even when I tried to stop thinking about it, I still had awful nightmares and memories.

"I was confused and didn't know where to go for help. A friend told me to call the doctor. My doctor helped me find a special doctor who knows about PTSD.

"I had to work hard, but after some helpful medication and therapy, I am starting to feel like myself again. I'm glad I made that first call to my doctor."

Remember - you can get help now:

Talk to your doctor about the event and your feelings about it.

Call 1-866-615-6464. It is a free call. You will get free information about PTSD mailed to you.

About The Author
Listen to Arthur Buchanan on the Mike Litman Show!

From our extensive site, you'll find good info on many topics using this search:

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

  • Public Speaking Fear ~ Banish speaking anxiety and nerves with hypnosis.
  • Motivate Yourself to Exercise ~ Build a powerful exercise habit that you can't break.
  • Get Rid of Fear & Anxiety ~ Stop worry and apprehension wrecking your life.
  • Self Esteem ~ Break the negative trance of low self esteem and give yourself a chance in life.
  • Create Your Own Reality ~ Use the power of your unconscious mind to transform your life.
  • Deeper Self Respect ~ Use hypnosis to connect with your true inner worth.
  • Detach From Fear ~ Tune out nervousness and anxiety with hypnosis.
  • Improving Concentration and Focus ~ Learn how to discipline, direct and command your mind to improve your performance.
  • Exercise Motivation ~ Give you powerful keys to getting back on track with your exercise - and staying there.
  • Overcoming Shyness ~ Provides an invisible security blanket allowing you to develop social ease and overcome shyness.
  • Quick Confidence Booster ~ An audio hypnosis session that's specifically designed to get you (quickly!) back on track.
  • Stop Negative Thoughts ~ Learn powerful hypnotic techniques to stop negative thoughts before they start.
  • Overcoming Procrastination ~ Let hypnosis help you get on with what you need to do, when you need to do it. Let nothing hold you back.
  • Think Thin ~ Use hypnosis to re-train your brain and lose weight naturally... that's how to get and stay slim.
  • Fall Asleep Fast ~ Relearn how to fall asleep fast and enjoy a good night's sleep.
  • The Next Level ~ Designed to radically boost your performance in any field. It's based on a technique used by top athletes and other successful people to help them make a big stride forward.
This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...

View all the Hypnosis Downloads here

The New Wave in Meditation Technology

Click here to learn more about the iAwake Profound Meditation Program
The iAwake Profound Meditation Program
is a way of enhancing your meditation practice, making meditation not only easier and more enjoyable, but also more efficient and effective.
Profound Meditation provides the smoothest, deepest, richest, most profound meditation experience available anywhere...
Here is a link to a free 20-minute track from iAwake Technologies - a sample of the type of tools that will deepen your meditation immediately and help you quickly become a successful meditator. It's the opening track of iAwake's flagship product, the Profound Meditation Program, called the iAwake Experience...
Learn More and Download the iAwake Experience
We think you'll find this technology a tremendous aid on your transformative journey of becoming your best and most creative self - and you can get started today!
Copyright © 1997-2018 Trans4mind Ltd