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Just started therapy, how can I deal with the constant flashbacks?

I have a lot of trauma in my past. My therapist is trying to teach me ways of being present, but I'm having a really hard time. Has anyone else with PTSD found something that helps calm the flood of memories? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2013 - 14 answers

 

I'm not traumatized... Am I? (Sexual assault recovery)

I was sexually assaulted a few times and stalked/harrassed by an abusive, predatory and highly manipulative man who was in a position of trust to me. (We weren't in a relationship; he is nearly three times my age.) I am confused about where I should "be" or where I amin terms of getting over the events. Counselors and websites are quick to point out things like PTSD and rape trauma syndrome; they are suggesting things like EMDR and strongly hinting that I'm traumatized. I'm not convinced. Is it possible to actually be traumatized and not realize/recognize it? Is a "trauma response"... with panic attacks, flashbacks, and such... the only possible response to rape and harassment? Secondly: Is therapy always necessary to deal with this sort of thing? Or is it possible that I have/will get over it by myself? I don't want to pathologize myself. I don't want to create new problems for myself by going to therapy that I might not actually need. I wanted to ask metafilter because the counselors I speak to are obviously going to be somewhat biased in telling me that I am "traumatized". [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jun 1, 2013 - 26 answers

Help fix my crazy

What techniques can I employ to help deal with crippling anxiety and bug-phobic behaviors until I can afford regular therapy appointments? Ugly details inside - apologies for the length. [more inside]
posted by woolly on Apr 10, 2013 - 16 answers

I can't just stop thinking, though that would probably fix things.

Breaking out of habitually intellectualizating my feelings - I'm looking for a how-to guide of some sort. Preferably not all about mindfulness. [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Nov 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Therapist in PDX specializing in treatment of child abuse victims?

Where in Portland, Oregon can I find a female therapist specializing in treating victims of long-term abuse, starting from early childhood? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Resources on complicated grief

Where can I find resources on complicated grief, especially with regard to grieving something that never was? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 6 answers

How to counter PTSD-related rage?

What are some self-soothing techniques to help deal with PTSD-related anger/rage that has quietly ruined my inner life? I am currently awaiting an (outpatient) intake call back for sliding-scale therapy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 - 30 answers

Should I break up with my therapist?

Is my therapist a crackpot? Should I break up with her over it? If so, can you recommend a trauma-focused therapist in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle on Mar 10, 2011 - 37 answers

Some problems never go away, but we can get better about handling them, right?

How do I convince my close friend to finally see a therapist? [more inside]
posted by Eshkol on Jan 13, 2011 - 19 answers

PTSD/EMDR questions

I'm a 27 year old female dealing with PTSD from extreme childhood abuse and psychoanalysis is not working. I've read previous AskMe questions, but would like more feedback from people who have had EMDR therapy. I'm also wondering if anyone has any advice on mild dissociation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2009 - 19 answers

Fix my amygdala.

Is dialectical behavioral therapy a good idea for me even though I'm not suicidal and I don't have BPD? Otherwise, will you help me figure out what therapy will work for me? [more inside]
posted by giraffe on Jul 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Overcoming everything to start anew

TraumaFilter: what worked for you in overcoming PTSD, anxiety, depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2008 - 23 answers

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