There Is Not One Way To Cure PTSD

IMG_8137Three adults have taken to unique ways to treat their post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms: therapy, interacting with strangers, and yoga.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website states that seven or eight out of every 100 people in the United States will have PTSD at some point in their lives and about 8 million American adults have PTSD in a given year.

The Mayo Clinic website says that symptoms of PTSD include intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, or changes in emotional reaction. These symptoms can start within three months or years after a traumatic event.

PTSD is most commonly associated with members of the armed forces. Diana Kramer, a United States Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Leader and Tillman Scholar, is just one member of the military who has PTSD. Continue reading

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