PTSD and the Eastern College stabbing.

When a disturbing event occurs ( like being lit on fire and then stomped on), the brain and body are too traumatized to process this information in an adaptive way. The trauma often becomes frozen in an individual causing one to experience a heightened sense of danger, long after the event has occurred when no real danger is present. An individual may have constant intrusive thoughts, dreams, emotional responses, flashbacks and body sensations even years after the traumatic event occurs. It is common for individuals who are experiencing this to think they need protection ( such as carrying a 9 inch knife) as they feel a constant sense of danger. This is Post Traumatic Stress. There is treatment. EMDR is the number one recommended treatment for Trauma. Please recognize it, talk about it, and seek help!

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