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What is PTSD? (part 2/3) Insomnia and the Effects of Stress

Episode 002: Previously, we discussed the negative impact of stress on the brain. Specifically, we looked at how chronic increases in adrenaline and cortisol shrink the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex areas of the brain. This negatively affects stress tolerance and the formation of new memories. In today’s episode, we’ll examine the components of success or failure in any endeavor: capacity,...

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Normal Post Traumatic Symptoms

Feeling "crazy" after a trauma? Many people wonder, "Am I crazy?" Or, "Should I expect this after a trauma, a loss, a grief or severely upsetting episode?" Sometimes people will get into self doubt questioning because emotions have a way of being sort of a wet blanket on us. It feels like, "The sadness I…
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