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When A Friend Struggles With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted Oct 11 2013 7:42am
Guest Post by Stanley Popovich

What do you do when someone you know has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Well the first thing you need to do is to get the person to seek the services of a professional who can lead them in the right direction and give them the help they need. In addition, here are some other techniques you can use to help the person cope.

Learn as much as you can in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. There are many books and information that will educate you on how to deal with fear and anxiety. Share this information with the person who is struggling. Education is the key in finding the answers your looking for in managing your fears.

Be understanding and patient with the person struggling with their fears. Dealing with depression and anxiety can be difficult for the person so do not add more problems than what is already there.

In fearful situation you experience, begin to learn what works, what doesn’t work, and what you need to improve on in managing your fears and anxieties. For instance, you have a lot of anxiety and you decide to take a walk to help you feel better. The next time you feel anxious you can remind yourself that you got through it the last time by taking a walk. This will give you the confidence to manage your anxiety the next time around.

Another thing to remember is that things change and events do not stay the same. For instance, you may feel overwhelmed today with your anxiety and feel that this is how you will feel the rest of the week or month. This isn’t correct. No one can predict the future with one hundred percent accuracy. Even if the thing that you feared does happen there are circumstances and factors that you can’t predict which can be used to your advantage. You never know when the help and answers you are looking for will come to you.

When your fears and your stresses get the best of you then seek help from a professional. The key is to be patient, take it slow, and not to give up. In time, you will be able to find those resources that will help you with your problems

stan pop About the author: Stan Popovich is the author of “ A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods”  – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties.  Stan is the Proud Winner of The Evan Carmichael Elite Author Award. You will find additional information about Stan on  his website.

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