Cover Stories

Can susceptibility to post traumatic stress be measured or predicted?
Brain

It is clear that intense, massive, terrifying, and/or chronic traumatic experiences can result in the development of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and, those with PTSD carry a higher risk of developing other mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, alcohol/drug abuse, and suicide thoughts/attempts.

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Body

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Internal Health

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Also in this Issue

Body

Stress response occurs almost immediately, within seconds. But it takes the body much longer to de-stress and calm down.

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Body

Updated 2016, original article from WellnessOptions #12, 2003
Our evolutionary adaptive response to trauma is a flight/fight/freeze/faint response. Post traumatic stress can manifest in many different symptoms.

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Body

Original article from WellnessOptions #40, 2010
Recognizing symptoms can help you detect stress in its early stage and manage it .

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Internal Health

We owe our first confirmation of the fact that stress and emotions affect our digestive processes to the bad temper of a French-Canadian trapper.

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Sleep

Original article from WellnessOptions #12, 2003
Many people develop sleep problems when they are stressed out, or after having witnessed or experienced a traumatic event such as a car accident.

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Exercise

​Per Henrik Ling, born in Sweden in 1776, is credited as the originator of "Swedish massage". Ling was a fencing master and was intrigued by the movement of the human body.

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Exercise

Our primal need for touch was demonstrated more than 40 years ago in a series of studies developed by University of Wisconsin researcher Harry Harlow.

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Brain

For some people, the experience of traumatic events in the past keeps being relived in the present, making their bodies a battleground of anxiety, anger, sadness, and stress-related symptoms.

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Brain

Original article from WellnessOptions #12, April, 2003
Stress is our physical, psychological, and behavioral reactions to situations and demands that undermine our natural homeostasis, which may last for minutes or years.

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Environment

Over the past decades, music has emerged as a therapeutic art form to address stress and cope with trauma.

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Columns

When our faith in the world is threatened, or when our sense of security, normalcy, and integrity is damaged, the experience can be traumatic.

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