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Coping With Stress

Post Traumatic Stress may be described as "The sudden cessation of human interaction"

This is a state of mind, induced when you experience or are involved in a disturbing or 'traumatic' event. It is an emotional and physiological response to an event that is outside the range of normal human experience. Sufferers experiencing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) are perfectly normal people, experiencing normal reactions to abnormal situations.

Selected reading:-

  • NHS Guidelines for treatment of PTSD, direct link to NHS website
  • PTSD Help Book by David Bennett, Director of the Traumatic Stress Centre (Wales).
  • selected PTSD Poems
  • Can overstretched Armed Forces cope with stress? Article from British Medical   Journal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Counselling Directory for PTSD