June is an awareness month for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
According to the National Center for PTSD, there are currently about 8 million people in the United States alone with PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder occurs after a person has experienced some sort of severe traumatic event in life. Despite what you may think, this is not a rare occurrence, with around 7 or 8 people out of 100 experiencing it during their lifetime.
The Mayo Clinic groups symptoms into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. These symptoms can vary over time or vary from person to person.
Get out your calendars! June is Awareness Month for APS, Tourettes, Cataracts, Migraine and Headaches, and June 27th is PTSD day! This month, I’ll be covering these topics and more.
APS, or Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome: occurs when your immune system mistakenly creates antibodies that make your blood much more likely to clot.
Tourettes: A nervous system disorder involving repetitive movements or unwanted sounds.
Cataracts: Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye that can cause changes in vision. Symptoms of cataracts include cloudy or fuzzy vision and sensitivity to glare. Cataracts are treated with surgery.
Migraine: A severe throbbing pain, generally experienced on one side of the head.
Headaches: There are over 150 types of headaches, but the most common types include: tension headaches, migraine, cluster, chronic daily headaches, sinus, exercise, and so many more.
PTSD: Post-traumatic stress disorder: A mental health condition that develops following a traumatic event.
These are the topics we’ll cover this month. If you have any questions or comments or would like to add your experiences please send me a comment through the contact me page.
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