PTSD Treatment

Person struggling with complex PTSD

What Is Complex PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is often misunderstood. And many people do not even realize they have this disorder. It is essential to learn what PTSD and complex PTSD are so you can recognize these types of trauma-related conditions and seek the appropriate treatment. If you think you may be dealing […]

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How Does PTSD Change a Person?

Are you or a loved one struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Or perhaps you know someone who has gone through a traumatic experience and is curious about how PTSD changes a person. At My 5 Palms, located in the serene environment of Ormond Beach, Florida, we offer comprehensive PTSD treatment programs. We understand the

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What Are Common PTSD Triggers?

If you’re in The Sunshine State and looking for help managing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health conditions, you’re not alone. Whether it stems from military service, involvement in a car accident, surviving a natural disaster, or experiencing emotional or physical abuse, the nature of PTSD makes it a complicated condition to manage

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Feeling Behind in Life

Mental health treatment centers understand the importance of dealing with and healing trauma. Things that happened years or even decades ago can have a continuing influence if they’re not addressed and can keep you from moving forward and meeting your goals. Sometimes it’s easy to connect your current challenges to a past event or ongoing

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Self-soothing techniques for PTSD

5 Self-soothing Techniques for PTSD

Self-soothing techniques have been used for as long as human beings have been on earth. Many of these techniques are employed unconsciously, without the user knowing that they are doing so. These techniques are designed, in essence, to calm the self. Some self-soothing techniques, such as biting one’s nails or crossing their arms, are an

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How to Recognize Self Harm & PTSD

Self-harm isn’t uncommon, especially among adolescents. The National Center for PTSD notes that an estimated 2-6% of people in the general public have engaged in self-harming behaviors and 13-35% of students. Rates are higher among people with mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Common self-harming behaviors are cutting, scratching, piercing, hitting, pulling out

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Now is the Time: Breaking Generational Trauma

Breaking generational trauma begins with recognizing patterns and understanding their source. When someone experiences a traumatic situation, and its effects are passed to their children, grandchildren or other family members, it becomes generational trauma. If you’re being affected by generational trauma, you may not have experienced the initial event, but you’re still feeling repercussions from

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