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Can you self-diagnose PTSD?

Should I self-diagnose after trauma?
There are two aspects to consider in self-diagnosis.
1. Self-diagnosing may not be a bad thing. People who are self-diagnosing are spending the time to better understand what is happening to them and to try to figure things out. Nowadays, consumers of Mental Health services are becoming so well educated through the Internet that some of them are able to pinpoint exactly what their diagnosis is. But if they are incorrect, the therapist need only to look at other ways for a more accurate diagnosis and correct interventions.

2. Co-morbidity is another important factor to consider because the patient will be able to better identify symptoms through self-diagnosis and help the therapist figure out what may have been missed in terms of co-morbidity. The goal is to figure out the correct diagnosis and interventions for a swift recovery and therefore, any additional information about the trauma survivor’s symptoms should be welcomed.

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Trust Your Survival Skills!

You have survival skills that are hard wired to help you survive trauma. Dr. Baranowsky encourages you to trust that you can stay present in this moment and that when you need it you will have access to your best skills to deal with difficult moments in the unknown future.

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Why You Need to Sleep More and How to Achieve This!

Getting enough sleep is crucial to your overall well being. Why?
Because it leads to overall improvements in health. Better memory, improved mood (less anxiety and depression), greater comfort in your body, fewer injuries, increased weight management and a stronger immune system (so you don’t get every cold going around)!
How do you achieve this?
1. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day.
2. Turn off all electronics – keep your bedroom a quiet zone.
3. Keep your room really dark.
4. Don’t go to bed upset or angry.
5. Avoid all stimulants like coffee, tea, alcohol, etc.
6. Choose L-Tryptophan rich foods like bananas, nuts/seeds, honey.
7. Use Melatonin.
8. Try these things to start with and make a commitment to 8-9 hours sleep each night!

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Antisocial Personality Disorder? Sociopath? Psychopath? What do they all mean?

In this video, I will introduce the Antisocial Personality Disorder. Neither Sociopaths or Psychopaths are part of the DSM-5, the diagnostic manual through the American Psychiatric Association. However, since these are widely used terms, it is helpful to understand the differences and the typical use of each term. One thing that is clear is that both Sociopaths and Psychopaths would easily meet the criteria for a diagnosis of APD.

Here is the link to a good outline of what APD is:
http://www.theravive.com/therapedia/A…)

Here are two excellent infographic links, which are worth looking more closely at:
1. http://psychologia.co/psychopath-vs-s…
2. http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to…

If you know someone with APD, Sociopath or Psychopath behaviors, please be careful. This is not something easily treated or someone whom you can love until they act better.

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“Be Teachable” to Boost Your Growth

“Being Teachable” is a powerhouse mechanism to help us grow! We simply don’t know what we don’t know. It is not necessary to know everything, as it is quite likely that there is someone who already has deep knowledge of what you are searching for right now.

Here’s what you need to do:
1. Reach out to experts for very specific help.
2. Be open to new solutions.
3. Fully test out the new strategy you are learning.

Don’t get stuck feeling that you have to know what you don’t know yet!

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