When you’ve been through a particularly harrowing experience, it can be difficult to move forward without help. According to PTSD United, 70 percent of U.S. adults have been through some form of traumatic event in their lives. In numerical terms, this is around 223.4 million people. Of this number, as many as 20 percent go on to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). That’s around 44.7 million individuals who have been or who are struggling with PTSD.
In this article, we look at some of the most pronounced symptoms of the condition, as well as how to manage and overcome them. Here at 12 Keys Rehab, we can help you make sense of PTSD. Together, we can find a way forward so you can manage your symptoms and enjoy life again.
What Is Hyperarousal?
One of the most debilitating and major symptoms of PTSD is hyperarousal.
The relationship, both positive and detrimental, between digital use and mental health is increasingly being examined. On the positive side, technology is now making it easier for healthcare professionals to collect wellness data and provide mental health support. Mobile devices such as smartphones, computers and tablets are not only providing physicians and researchers new ways to monitor progress, access help and enhance mental well-being, but they also provide these opportunities to you.
On the other hand, increased digital use can have a potentially detrimental mental health impact on you, particularly in areas of reduced social skills, increased cyber bullying and heightened isolation. When you use technology in excess, it can result in obesity, depression, sleep disruptions and more.
Social media has increased the sense of belonging for some, kept families separated by miles and oceans connected and has opened the perspectives of many.
Two chronic mental illnesses, schizophrenia and addiction, are more similar than you might think. They actually produce some of the same debilitating symptoms, and can be difficult to diagnose and treat. It’s not unusual for these two disorders to occur at the same time.
There’s still more to learn about schizophrenia, but medical experts have the basics down. Research also continues into addiction, as we seek to better understand its causes. An understanding of both of these conditions relies on continued research in the area of brain science. Both disorders are also based in part on genetics, which we’re still working to understand fully.
The relationship between schizophrenia and addiction is clear, though. They can exhibit similar symptoms and occur at the same time, and should be treated together.
Effective treatments are available to manage both schizophrenia and addiction.
What Is Schizophrenia?
Addiction recovery can be a long journey filled with ups and downs. Facing your addiction and getting into rehab was probably the hardest decision of your life, but it was also the best thing can could ever do for yourself. Sometimes it might be hard to remember that when your recovery doesn’t seem to be going so well.
On the tough days, the advice you will get from a lot of people is to breathe. It may seem too simple a solution for what feels like insurmountable problems, but, in fact, it is often one of the best things you can do to calm yourself down and regain a sense of clarity. Understanding the benefits of breathing to help you manage your recovery, and learning some breathing exercises can help you get through the tough day.
Benefits of Breathing Exercises
Breathing is central to life, as you know.