Category: PTSD

I’m Sorry, I Promise!

Probably two of the most meaningless and misused words in the English language are “sorry” and “promise.” We want desperately to believe them when we hear them. We accept the apology and forgive. We accept the promise with renewed hope. Yet 99% of the time, they fall flat.   We know that if someone is […]


PTSD and Gender

The two populations with the highest frequency of PTSD diagnoses are: – military combat soldiers – prison inmates Since both of these populations are predominantly male, I had (wrongly) assumed that men were more likely to develop and be diagnosed with PTSD following severe trauma. Imagine my surprise when I found that in the general […]


3 Mindsets for PTSD Recovery

Recovery from PTSD is a challenging endeavor, one that is often filled with both fear and a sense of hope. The extent and success of recovery depends on the mindset of the survivor. There are 3 distinct mindsets: – victim – survivor – thriver The terms “victim” and “survivor” are often used interchangeably by the […]