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~About Post Traumatic Stress~



Emotional and Psychological Trauma
Explanation of the causes, symptoms, effects, & treatments of psychological or emotional trauma.
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Information on the Threat Response
Detailed and well-done article on responses to threat, by Eric Wolterstorff. From Trauma Dynamics Shifting Culture.
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APA Topics: Trauma
The American Psychological Association's webpage on trauma offers news on the latest developments, reviews of books and cd's about trauma, links to an index of professional online journals that examine different aspects of trauma, information on emotional trauma. There's also a Q&A about Memories of Childhood Abuse and the APA site itself is a massive resource for other related issues as well.
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Facts for Health: PTSD
Answering questions such as:
What is PTSD?
Do I Have It?
How Is It Treated?
How Do I Find Help?
From Facts for Health.
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What Are Traumatic Memories?
This informative online brochure from Sidran Foundation Online talks about traumatic memories and how experiencing trauma effects the way our memory works.
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Self Help & Psychology: Trauma Articles
A huge collection of online articles about traumatic stress, presented by Self-Help & Psychology Magazine - A Pioneering Site. Includes a Questions & Answers link.
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A Librarian's Guide to Books on PTSD
A list of books on PTSD compiled by Fred Lerner, DLS, and information scientist at the National Center for PTSD.
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PTSD: Identification & Diagnosis
An article by Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW, taken from The Healing Center On-Line. On this page there is also a link to other articles on the Neurobiology of Trauma and a link to: "FAQs, Essays & Literature" related to Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
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PTSD Sanctuary
Part of the siteMental Health Sanctuary, this includes features like: an Ask the Therapist link, a PTSD Bookstore, Articles about PTSD, Communities to connect with others, a Resources page & Crisis Intervention. It also covers the effects of domestic violence as a traumatic experience and offers a very cool link: Domestic Violence/Self Defense.
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Measures of Traumatic Stress
Idaho State University offers a battery of online tests to measure Traumatic Stress in individuals. There are also links for support.
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PTSD Index
The Index includes
Acute Trauma
Suicide Prevention
What is Acute Traumatic Stress?
Acute Traumatic Stress Management
Working in Disaster Settings
Care for the Caregiver
What is PTSD?
General Facts
Symptoms
Substance Abuse & PTSD
Other Problems & PTSD
People at Risk
Estimated Risk
Duration of PTSD
Diagnosis/Treatment Resources
Effective Treatments
Seeking Safety: A Specialized Program
The Cost of Trauma
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PTSD & Sleep
A page from Health Mental Health explains the effect that Post Traumatic Stress can have in disrupting the body's sleep patterns. A National Center for PTSD Fact Sheet by Pamela Swales, Ph.D.
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The Link Between PTSD & Substance Abuse
This article( by Constance Clancy, Ed.D., from 4therapy.com ) discusses how an emerging body of research has documented a very strong association between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse. On the left hand menu of this page, 4Therapy.com also has a useful link module offering information about seeking therapy:
When To Seek Therapy
How Does Therapy Work?
Choosing The Right Therapist
Types of Therapy
Confidentiality
Therapy & Insurance
and
Finding a Therapist.
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Virtual Library: On the Topic of Stress
An organized collection of stress-related commercial, government, and non-rofit websites and resources.

~personal sites~


my thoughts and lack of inspirations
PTSD Support
Trauma Anonymous
The Trinity Pages
Silent Struggles
Aphrodite Matsakis's Home Page
Mental Health Sanctuary: PTSD
ptsd.org.uk
Patience Press


~peer support sites~


ManicBlues-PTSD
Let's Hope
PTSD Family Support
Trauma Anonymous
The Wounded Healer Journal
PTSD Support Forums
Support4Hope.com:PTSD
ICQ's PTSD Support Group

~resources~



The Child Trauma Academy Programs
The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, Texas is a unique collaborative of individuals and organizations working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education. Dedicated to clinical, research and legal approaches to solving problems of childhood trauma.
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TIR.org
This web site contains information about the Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) educational approach to trauma work, a brief, one-on-one, non-hypnotic, person-centered, simple and highly structured method for permanently eliminating the negative effects of past traumas. TIR is part of the larger subject of Metapsychology.
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Gift from Within
The web page of a national charity for survivors of trauma and victimization, Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals.
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Sidran Foundation
Sidran's resources page lists several detailed brochures, available books, and links to other trauma resources.
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Survivors Art Foundation
A nonprofitorganizationn to promote healing and well-being of trauma survivors through the arts.
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National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD)
The mission of the NCPTSD), a special center within Veterans Affairs, is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. This website is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress, for a variety of audiences.
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the PTSD Alliance
The PTSD Alliance is a group of professional and advocacy organizations that have joined forces to provide educational resources to individuals diagnosed with PTSD and their loved ones; those at risk for developing PTSD; and medical, healthcare and other frontline professionals.
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Internat'l Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
ISTSS is an international multidisciplinary, professional membership organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma. This knowledge includes understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure, preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress.
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Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Conducts research, education, consultation and training on preparing for and responding to the psychological effects and health consequences of traumatic events.
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APA trauma interest group
The Trauma Interest Group is an organization that is in the process of creating a Division of Trauma Psychology in the American Psychological Association. It currently consist of a group of psychologists and psychology graduate students with diverse interests in research, treatment, education, and public policy related to the psychological effects of traumatic stress.
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PTSD research Quarterly
Each issue of the PTSD Research Quarterly is available in Portable Document Format (PDF), which reproduces the exact format of the paper edition. You may read the issue on your computer monitor or print it on your desktop printer. In order to read or print PDF documents, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. The appropriate version for your computer may be obtained from the Adobe website.
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Trauma Pages
Summarizes traumatic symptoms and responses, and includes links describing PTSD symptoms and coping strategies. Other links lead to more research-oriented issues, such as measuring treatment efficacy, etc. Succeeding pages at this site provide additional links to more detailed references, online articles, and web resources helpful in understanding trauma responses and treatment.
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Stress Busters
About work-related stress: dangers, stress beliefs & helpful techniques for alleviating it.
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Stress Management Guide
A concise and practical approach to stress management.
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Mind Tools: How to Master Stress
This site has articles about stress, finding your best level, and stress management skills you can use.
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Stress Management
Peter Daley's online book on stress management includes practical things you can do to relieve stress.
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Stress Management
A test and clearly written discussion of stress, its inevitability, and how to manage it better.
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Forsyth's Stress Page
Page of resources on stress and its management, including illnesses that attack those who are stressed.
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Stress Free Net
A web site of information about models of stress, coping skills, and a vulnerability test on stress.

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