PTSD/Trauma FAQ - Questions & Answers

47 Questions
Last Updated: April 16th, 2018

Don't only soldiers returning from combat have PTSD?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

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

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2018

How does a person stop having bad and triggering flashbacks?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2018

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

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: April 2nd, 2018

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

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: March 27th, 2018

Is it possible for emotional stress to become trauma?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: March 6th, 2018

Has Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or tapping) helped you? if so, how?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: March 6th, 2018

How do others manage their PTSD?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: March 5th, 2018

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

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: February 26th, 2018

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

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: February 18th, 2018

How do I identify a trigger?

Answers: 33 | Last Answer: February 14th, 2018

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

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 1st, 2018

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

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

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)?

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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?

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How do I actually talk to my mother about my sexual abuse from my father?

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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?

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How do I stop a flashback that tortured me as a child and still terrorizes me today?

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

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How can i learn to love again after i experienced abuse in my past (with another person)?

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How to manage Dissociative Identity Disorder?

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Anyone dealing with depersonalisation have some coping mechanisms to this strange feeling of not being connected to your body anymore due to past trauma ?

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How do I get over something that happened years ago? I randomly have panic attacks about things from like 5 years ago...nothing can change what happened why can't I let it go?

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

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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?

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I don't have a voice, i've never had a voice, how do i find a voice?

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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

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I have started dreaming of my rapist. This happened 20 years ago. I spoke to family and loved once at the time. Was very traumatic for me. I thought I had managed to block it out?

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I loved a narcissist, how do I move on with him gone?

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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?

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What can my bf and i do to make our relationship work after I experienced abuse in my last relationship? How can he help me and what can i do?

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

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I was beaten up by a group of goons where I live, and it still hurts me and brings about a terror in me. I feel so scared even if I think of it, I feel insecure. how do I get through all of this?

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things from my past are haunting me now im overwhelmed and cant stop myself from crying at every problem im having how can i stop this?

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