[Hpn] Homelessness and PTSD

Harmony Foster Kieding fosterharmony@savethisplanet.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2001 06:05:25 -0800


Hi all-

Just thought I would pass on some information and links related to homelessness,
stress and Post traumatic stress disorder. Those of you who are interested can
check it out. 

Warning Signs of Trauma-Related Stress
http://psy.uq.oz.au/~dev/disaster/ts-warng.html

(exerpt from above page):
Recurring thoughts or nightmares about the event.
        
     Having trouble sleeping or changes in appetite.
   
     Experiencing anxiety and fear, especially when exposed to events 
     or situations reminiscent of the trauma.
   
     Being on edge, being easily startled or becoming overly alert.
   
     Feeling depressed, sad and having low energy.
    
     Experiencing memory problems including difficulty in remembering 
     aspects of the trauma.
    
     Feeling "scattered" and unable to focus on work or daily activities. 

     Having difficulty making decisions.
   
     Feeling irritable, easily agitated, or angry and resentful.
    
     Feeling emotionally "numb," withdrawn, disconnected or different 
     from others.
   
     Spontaneously crying, feeling a sense of despair and hopelessness.
   
     Feeling extremely protective of, or fearful for, the safety of 
     loved ones.
   
     Not being able to face certain aspects of the trauma, and avoiding 
     activities, places, or even people that remind you of the event.
     
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External PTSD Related Links 
 
http://www.austin.unimelb.edu.au/NCPTSD/exlinks.htm


Stress and your shrinking brain (ptsd's effect on the brain)
http://www.findarticles.com/cf_0/m1511/3_20/54359916/p1/article.jhtml

What is PTSD?
http://home.earthlink.net/~pointmannw/page3.html 


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with love,
Harmony


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