This is a book about PTSD and how trauma changes brain chemistry. Here are a few things I found interesting:
- Trauma results in fundamental reorganization of the way mind and brain manage perceptions. It changes not only how we think and what we think about, but also our very capacity to think.
- The stress hormones of traumatized people take longer to return to baseline and spike quickly and disproportionally in response to mildly stressful stimuli.
- Depersonalization (feeling nothing) is one symptom of massive dissociation caused by trauma.
The author also covers various treatment options and the effectiveness of each one. This is an interesting book and I highly recommend it.
The book, The Age of Anxiety, is a collection of stories from people that deal with anxiety disorders and panic attacks.
They do a wonderful job explaining the symptoms in a relatable way and talk about coping mechanisms that work for them.
If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety or panic attacks, this book would be a beneficial read.
What happens to a person when their soul dies, but their body remains alive?
Memories of goodness remain, but evil resides inside their heart.
Can they follow that memory and live a good life?
Can they hide the darkness from the world?
Are they doomed to follow that darkness?
Is there any hope for someone when their soul dies, but their body is alive?
Victoria, the main character of the book, suffers with PTSD from an auto accident that took the life of young girl named Anna. Victoria must learn to forgive herself and find a way to live in the world.
The story is interesting, but some of the scenarios drag on for way to long and makes the book seem a bit boring. Also, some of the characters lack depth. They are extremely one sided and it felt unnatural.
I did not love or hate the book. I just thought it was okay.
Project Semicolon was started to raise awareness of how mental illnesses can create havoc in a person’s life and lead to suicide or suicidal ideations. It was designed to function as an anti-suicide initiative.
The semicolon is used in a sentence when the sentence could have ended, but the author decided to continue the sentence. You are the author and the sentence is your life, so don’t end your sentence prematurely.
This book was rather interesting and educational. It was easy to read and easy to understand.
The main points are:
- Adjustment disorder is the inability to cope with a life stressor.
- Risk for developing adjustment disorder increases for those with sensory sensitivity, genetic predisposition, or have experienced any type of trauma.
- The following can help when dealing with adjustment disorder: building a support system, deep breathing exercises, medication, therapy, life skills training, healthy diet, plenty of sleep, exercising, and journaling.