PTSD/Trauma FAQ - Questions & Answers

34 Questions
Last Updated: January 6th, 2018

How do I identify a trigger?

Answers: 29 | Last Answer: January 6th, 2018

How do others manage their PTSD?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: December 15th, 2017

Could I have PTSD if I saw something happen to a friend but nothing actually happened to me?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: November 22nd, 2017

Do I deserve my abusive parents? Did I do something wrong that made me like this?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: November 16th, 2017

Was the event that I experienced traumatic enough to leave me with PTSD?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: November 13th, 2017

Why do I feel symptoms of PTSD from the death of loved one when it was after a long illness and not a surprise?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: October 23rd, 2017

Why isn't my PTSD taken seriously?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: September 5th, 2017

Is it possible to repress memories of a traumatic event, only to have them surface years later?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2017

I'm afraid if I see a psychiatrist, I will be on medication all of my life. Please help with any advice?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: June 26th, 2017

I have molested but no one believes me. What should I do?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: June 13th, 2017

I've been diagnosed with PTSD, but I feel like I'm faking it. How do I get past that feeling?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: May 18th, 2017

How can I explain my PTSD to others?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: May 15th, 2017

Is it possible to have legitimate trauma from a vivid dream?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: April 25th, 2017

How Can I Determine if I Have PTSD without a Professional?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: April 8th, 2017

What is it like to go through EMDR therapy?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: April 3rd, 2017

I just got diagnosed with PTSD but I feel like I am really okay with what happened. How can I figure out what the point is that my mind didn't process well?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: March 28th, 2017

What effects can trauma and abuse as a child have in later life?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: March 14th, 2017

How do I tell my therapist about my traumatic past?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: March 7th, 2017

How do I release my fears that manifested through my sexual assault trauma?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: March 6th, 2017

How can I begin to feel like anything about my experience is valid? How can I begin to successfully challenge the invalidating things my critical inner voice says (in the voice of my abusive mother)?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Awful nude picture has been going around of me. Several years later I still can't get over it, as it was bad. People occasionally recognise me how do I finally move on?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Is it bad that I masturbate now after having been sexually abused in my past?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

How do I recognise Vicarious (or Secondary) Trauma? How do I get my therapist, counsellor or psychiatrist to consider it?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

My partner suffers from PTSD (undiagnosed). They were raped as a child but never sought help for it or told anybody. They refuse to see a therapist - is there any way I can persuade them to?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

What is Adjustment Disorder? How is it different from PTSD?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

How to manage Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Don't only soldiers returning from combat have PTSD?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

I have symptoms of adjustment disorder and some symptoms of ptsd. What should I do about this?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

If only my therapist sees my childhood as traumatic and emotionally neglectful, did it really happen or did I just make all that pain up?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Awful nude picture has been going around of me. Several years later I still can't get over it, as it was bad. People occasionally recognise me how do I finally move on? I do have PTSD symptoms from it

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Is it possible for emotional stress to become trauma?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Am I dealing with mental health problems if I was sexually molested by my cousin, and didn't do anything about it because I was so young?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

If I forgive a person, do I stay in an abusive situation?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Something traumatic happened to me, should I tell my friends?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970