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.


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.