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Let's start a conversation in support of the caregivers who love someone with PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress rewires the neural and sensory pathways to trap your brain and body in that traumatic event that triggered your survival response. This complicates interpersonal relationships, believe it or not, and those closest to the most seriously wounded souls often find themselves feeling frustrated and alone.
Knowledge is power. Let's build a base of information that helps us better understand the physical changes that cause the errant behavior and explore ways to support both the patient and the caregiver that live with post traumatic stress injuries with an eye to create an atmosphere of safety, acceptance and vision for a more peaceful future.
Please feel free to share your frustrations as well as your solutions to challenges that arise. The larger this conversation becomes the more we can share successful tactics for living with the hidden wound.
We know from recent studies and clinical data that cannabis is the only drug to successfully hit all seven symptom clusters of post traumatic stress and it'll do that with no side effects other than the possibility of getting too high if you overdo a dose, or get the munchies. There's a thread dedicated to this subject that I believe is worth reading.
Cannabis For PTSD: A neurobiological approach to treatment
The vast majority of the current attention to those walking around with lives embellished with post traumatic stress is focused on returning soldiers and veterans, but the injury isn't limited to this population, and in fact most sufferers never saw combat in the military world.
The people who love their walking wounded also run the risk of developing vicarious post traumatic stress. If we share ways to successfully cope with the challenges ahead, hopefully those numbers can be diminished. Too often caregivers sacrifice themselves and everyone pays a price for that mistake. So let's explore ways to help those caregivers find their center, express their own passions, and avoid the traps of getting lost in the support role they play so well.
Feel free to say anything, ask anything. Let's do what we do best, put our heads together to make a better world for those hurting and the loved ones supporting and caring for them.
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