facts about PTSD
PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is NOT a mental illness. - it is a psychological injury.
how does your brain change with ptsd ?
this area helps us distinguish past and present memories.
increased activity in the amygdala
helps us process emotions and is also linked to fear responses.
ventromedial prefrontal cortex shrinks
this region regulates negative emotions that occur when confrontation with specific stimuli.
these changes in the brain chemistry are the reasons why only treatments such as EMDR and CBT can fully reverse the effects of PTSD .
(information to follow about these therapies.)