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  1. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    ACE test suggests that bottom line is 2/3 of the population. Freud discovered the same. They are adults now. Look around you. June is PTSD Awareness month. Leckey Harrison


    Leckey Harrison
    22/07/2016 #18 Leckey Harrison
    #17 I would say that's a freeze that occurs, of the fight/flight/freeze continuum. The overwhe,m is so much that in severe cases, the body shuts off: "plays possum" as it were. There is also the understanding that in quickly escalating events, there is a default pathway in the brain and that pathway means PFC and associated regions shut down, the speech center being one. In a chronic stress condition which traumatizes, the disconnect happens over time, and the neural networks between limbic and PFC regions atrophy, so the silence is an inward turning of looking for safety at all times, not exposing oneself via noise. This can also create the split of the personality that then begins to talk to themselves in psychotic and dissociated manners..
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/07/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #15 I was just having a discussion with @Selim Yeniçeri about how some children witness a traumatizing event and try to scream, but nothing comes out. It is well known that some of these children can become mute for a time. And thinking that what you offer can be applied in this scenario. Please advise....it is so interesting to think of applying it to this patient population of our children. Just can't wait to see what you think! And thank you for being here....you're a wonderful help! We are blessed to have you, @Leckey Harrison!
    Leckey Harrison
    15/07/2016 #16 Leckey Harrison
    #14 Regardless of the type of stress, our body has the tremoring mechanism as the release valve.
    Leckey Harrison
    15/07/2016 #15 Leckey Harrison
    #14 Yes, there are different classifications of stress as it were, but the same nervous system. Intensity, and duration play roles as well. Stress of low to medium intensity ocver a long period will traumatize an organism as much as a single overwhelming event. Singlar events that create helplessness and terror rapidly often create freeze, and thosememories then got lost, though they are still in the body and brain.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #13 You make so many great points with this article...and the follow-up comments may be tongue-in-cheek as for me hiding my own pains, and thank you. You are always so positive and reassuring, quite a breath of fresh air. So I think I'm hearing that there are two main categories of stress... one being more the daily 'stresses' of making a living and turning on the lights...and the other being the more catastrophic, traumatic stress. It is so interesting, as they both overlap at different times and places. For example, when @Randy Keho told of his daughter's being held up at gunpoint to the head, it took me literally a full week to remember and realize that I had been through the same thing. I'm still intrigued that I could forget that trauma. And even now, talking and thinking about it doesn't really bother me. I never thought I'd 'get' to this place. I'm just grateful. And I'm sure that you specialize in making this so for others, on a more accelerated pace (my incident was in 1991) and professional basis. I'm glad people have you.
    Leckey Harrison
    12/07/2016 #13 Leckey Harrison
    #11 Stress can be accumulative, and then turn into PTSD. It's the distinction I make with the terms "traumatic stress," meaning, chronic stress eventually creates a traumatized organism. Stress directly related to trauma will do the same, and both together are crippling. I have such clients.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 That would also put me at 90%, but I still turned out ok, ya?
    Brian McKenzie
    12/07/2016 #11 Brian McKenzie
    if it is an accumulative event - then I have an 80% stat for a bar graph. For what ever Big Data that is worth.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #10 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #8 Well, we do have our mission, indeed. And we shall pursue the human galaxies that no man dares to go. ;-). We're just used it it.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 @Brian McKenzie: I'd love to know more about the Venn Diagram. Reading about it myself would be one thing, but getting it from your standpoint is much more significant to me. Pray tell more.
    Leckey Harrison
    20/06/2016 #8 Leckey Harrison
    #1 I am accustomed to that on SM, Margaret. It's not a "comfortable" topic.
    Leckey Harrison
    20/06/2016 #7 Leckey Harrison
    #4 Excellent idea! The big one would be abused children which would encompass to some degree the rest of them. The signifant percentages would be worth knowing.
    Leckey Harrison
    20/06/2016 #6 Leckey Harrison
    #5 You're welcome, Lisa. This is my life work, teaching folks how to heal their trauma.
    Lisa Gallagher
    20/06/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    Extremely important and relevant topic! Thank you for sharing this @Lecky Harrison
    Brian McKenzie
    20/06/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    A Venn Diagram might be enlightening too. I know that many of my military crew that I served with were law enforcement and fire depts.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    20/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    I would like someone to kindly buzz this over to my Hive ~ "Invisible Illnesses: Mental Health." I've maxed out on the buzzing. But I'm not giving up.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    20/06/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "All it takes for evil to reign in the world is for one good man to say nothing." ~ Albert Einstein
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    20/06/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Bombshell: the highest incidence is in the most innocent of all, our children. I'm so sorry. I can't express how hard this hits me, and my initial reaction is to be infuriated that out of 100 views, no one commented before me. WE are all about SOLUTIONS, and I'm glad that someone can give a voice to the voiceless.