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Recognizing and Understanding Depression After Trauma


depression after traumaDisaster and trauma studies often focus on identifying the incidence of PTSD as the sequel to traumatic events.

Early interventions with those affected after a disaster or traumatic event increasingly utilize psycho-education to clarify and normalize common post-traumatic stress reactions and coping strategies.

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  • August 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I salute non-drug therapy as first choice of treatment.
    PTSD treatment for Veterans found ineffective.

    Eli Lilly made $67 billion on the Zyprexa franchise.Lilly was fined $1.4 billion for Zyprexa fraud!
    The atypical antipsychotics (Zyprexa,Risperdal,Seroquel) are like a ‘synthetic’ Thorazine,only they cost ten times more than the old fashioned typical antipsychotics.
    These newer generation drugs still pack their list of side effects like diabetes for the user.All these drugs work as so called ‘major tranquilizers’.This can be a contradiction with PTSD suffers as we are hyper vigilant and feel uncomfortable with a drug that puts you to sleep and makes you sluggish.
    That’s why drugs like Zyprexa don’t work for PTSD survivors like myself.

    -Daniel Haszard

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    • August 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      Dan: Thanks for the personal and very valuable comment. For sure we need to make certain we don’t add more pain to those who have served us so well. Thank you – Suzanne

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