Tag Archives: dissociative disorders

Background PTSD treatment

Background PTSD Treatment Pierre Janet, a French psyciatrist (1859-1947) is credited with first noticing the symptoms we now call post traumatic stress disorder. He took seriously the symptoms of hysteria, which called dissociative disorders in the diagnositic manuals. Janet studied the underlying mechanisms of these symptoms – looking beyond the label, noticing how the body was […]

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PTSD Symptoms

  PTSD symptoms include panic attacks, anxiety attacks, physical impulses to fight or flight and dissociative disorders Disruption of any kind is hard. PTSD symptoms can be very disruptive, bringing on overwhelming terror, the tsunami of a panic attack, rage that comes up and takes over within a split second. At those times, it can […]

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Internal Family Systems: Treatment for PTSD

  Treatment for PTSD: Internal Family Systems Model The Internal Family Systems model includes the body but from an understanding that the body/mind is subdivided into various “parts.” Developed by Richard Schwartz, PhD the IFS model takes traditional family therapy and explored what happens with the internal family system (hence the name!) This model describes way […]

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Dissociation Continuum

  All of us have the useful talent of dissociating. For many of us dissociation is a helpful tool to give us a break. There are times we need to tune out the interruptions. We can focus on one thing and tune out the noise in the environment. That’s handy for those of us who […]

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