What is the impact of PTSD?

In the last article, we examined the etiology of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and several potential predisposing factors. This week, we are going to focus on the impact of PTSD from several different perspectives. PTSD can have an enormous impact on individuals, their families, and broader society. Unsurprisingly, the most apparent and debilitating effects tend to be experienced by the individual who develops PTSD.

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Who is at risk for developing PTSD?

As stated in the first post in this series, approximately 9% of individuals will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at least once in their lives (CPA, 2010). Yet, far more than ~9% of adults experience at least one traumatic event during their lifetimes.

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What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

As a psychologist, I have worked with thousands of clients across the mental health spectrum. Each client and each disorder are unique; however, some disorders are more deeply rooted and require more complex interventions than others.  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one such ailment. As a result, I have undertaken to write a multi-part series of posts to help develop a deeper understanding of what PTSD is, how it impacts a person, and what can be done to treat it.

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We are looking for a Registered Psychologist experienced in working with children to join our team. This psychologist should be experienced with a wide range of evidence-based treatment modalities and therapeutic approaches, and able to use flexible strategies for working with individuals and families.

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Recover from Trauma with the RESET Group Program

Accelerate trauma recovery with our education-focused RESET program. Our weekly program assists individuals struggling with trauma and/or injury to return to healthy functioning in a setting supported by group education. In the 2017 RESET Program, 2/3 of the participants no longer met the diagnostic criteria for PTSD following completion of the program.

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Make Kells Your Practice Home!

We are looking for two Contract Psychologists to join our team: EMDR Psychologist, Marriage and Family Focused Psychologist. These psychologists should be experienced with a wide range of evidence-based treatment modalities and therapeutic approaches, and able to use flexible strategies for working with individuals, couples, and families.

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