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Dealing With PTSD

PTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder, is a common type of anxiety disorder. You don't have to be a military veteran to suffer from PTSD. Anyone who has suffered a trauma can be exposed to its effects.

There are 3 general categories that PTSD symptoms fall into, according to an article on psychguides.com. The categories are flashbacks, avoidance behavior, and an increased level of arousal. The article further explains that having an increased level of arousal can cause problems with sleeping, make it hard to concentrate, and can increase your startle response. 

Click here to read the full article at psychguides.com, and to learn more ways to help you deal with your PTSD. 


Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.