Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Last Day to Vote!


Do you think PTSD can be healed?
Add your opinion on the poll form on the left.

2 comments:

Roman General said...

Whether PTSD can be healed is a complex question depending on a variety of variables. Simple PTSD can for the most part be healed, but the more complex forms of PTSD or trauma-based disorders have exponential degrees of healing and becoming whole again.

Multiple traumas and trauma stemming from serious childhood abuse that has crippled the attachments in a person will require many years of therapy and the prognosis deepens.

In therapy we can see vast amounts of relief from major symptomology, resulting in a euphoric feeling that we have never felt before. This feeling can only be described as a spiritual awakening. I felt this feeling for about two years after receiving two years of therapy. I say this because this feeling feels as though I had been "cured", but...this feeling wore off and now I feel a post traumatic decline that borders on hopelessness.

So, to ask if PTSD can be healed, depends upon the depth and breadth of the cognitive and spiritual damage done and is a personal question we can ask ourselves for the rest of our lives.

Michele Rosenthal said...

@Roman -- Thanks for your comment. It has added weight since I know you are both studying and living and weaving your experiences of both into your answer.