Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD- is an anxiety disorder that is triggered by a person's memories of a traumatic event. This event could be one in which this person was directly affected or an event that is witnessed.

PTSD commonly affects survivors of traumatic events such as sexual child abuse, rape, war, physical assault, torture, a natural disaster. Also could be from an automobile accident, airplane crash, a hostage situation or a death camp. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is common in war veterans. It is also prevalent among those who experienced the death camps in World War II. It also can affect those who witness traumatic events or situations.

Many who have been sexually abused as children experience post traumatic stress disorder.

Post traumatic stress disorder can last for many years after the event(s). And similar events or circumstances can re-trigger the trauma of prior events.

Below are sources for PTSD information and healing suggestions.

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD from Child Abuse, family violence, disasters, and veterans of war.

David Baldwin - pages focus primarily on emotional trauma and traumatic stress, including PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) and dissociation, whether following individual traumatic experience(s) or a large-scale disaster.

Israel Center for Treatment of Phsychotrauma - A leading trauma center in Israel focusing on treatment and training of trauma survivors. The center also runs workshops for educators and does research in trauma treatment and children.

Articles on Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome - Sidran Institute - PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

International Society for the Study of Dissociation - You can read limited parts of this website. You can access their directory of Dissociative Disorder Therapists. Nonprofit association for professionals to share treatment information and research, and provides training and conferences for professionals only.

International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD) - is a nonprofit professional society that promotes research and training in the identification and treatment of dissociative disorders, provides professional and public education about dissociative states, and serves as a catalyst for international communication and cooperation among clinicians and researchers working in this field. Holds an annual convention for its professional members

Jim Hopper Ph.D. - Research Fellow in Psychology, Dept of Psychiatry, Behavioral Psychoparmacoogy Research Laboratory. Neuroimaging Center, McLean Hospital & Harvard Medical School. Website has number of pages about child abuse, how prevalent it is, and its potential effects. Site includes several pages about sexual abuse of males. And a page about recovered memories.

Chat Room and resources - Healing Journey

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