PTSD is treated by a variety of forms of psychotherapy (talk therapy) and pharmacotherapy (medication). There is no single best treatment, but some treatments appear to be quite promising, especially cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT includes a number of diverse but related techniques such as cognitive restructuring, exposure therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing...Continue reading
What is PTSD?
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a traumatic event. A traumatic event is a life-threatening event such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given...Continue reading
Big Tex Burned Down Today at the State Fair
Wow. Flames take down Dallas Icon today. What happened to Big Tex ?! Read the story here: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2012/10/big_tex_burned_down_today_at_t.php...Continue reading
An Incredible Reminder of Hope in a Hopeless Place – Death Row
I am going to stray a bit from the foster care genre of this blog to highlight a story so incredible… It must be shared. Many months ago I checked out some documentaries from the library. One documentary was the true crime story of three little boys mutilated and brutally murdered in Arkansas in...Continue reading