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Why Do Some People Get PTSD and Others Don’t? By Sara Staggs, LICSW, MPH, Trauma is complicated. Not everyone who experiences a traumatic event has post-traumatic stress symptoms and many people who have symptoms see a natural decrease in those symptoms while others wind up with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Dissociation is natural-- we all do it. It ranges from day-dreaming and being, "in the zone" to acute stress/crisis response, to Dissociative Identity Disorder. Obviously a little is OK, but more and more can be problematic for living a healthy life; give yourself permission to dissociate sometimes, but try to lessen it-- BE PRESENT!

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It is estimated that 75-90% of all doctor visits are due to stress-related complaints; stress and weight gain loss and belly fat: Infographic: Let's Talk About Stress

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Acute Stress Disorder Scale (ASDS): 19 item self-report checklist to assess acute stress reactions in older teens. #traumainformed #assessment #pediatrics

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Acute Stress Reaction-- (also called acute stress disorder, psychological shock, mental shock, or simply shock) is a psychological condition arising in response to a terrifying or traumatic event, or witnessing a traumatic event.

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BATTLEFIELD ACUPUNCTURE. The 5 ear points (Zero, Shenmen, Omega 2, Thalamus, and Cingulate Gyrus) can reduce chronic pain by 75% or more | Acupuncture Today

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Acute Stress Disorder Symptoms and Link to PTSD