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PTSD Coping - November 7th 2010, 03:36 AM

Hey all. I was recently diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder. Unfortunately, at my age, it's not something really talked about with many of my peers. I've told a good friend and an adult confidant...but my parents don't even really know.

I guess I just need advice. The MDD is, well, MDD. Depression can be dealt with. But how do you cope with PTSD at this age? I have flashbacks at school sometimes and, trust me, the reaction to those SUCKS. I've been advised to inform my teachers so they know why I don't always function at 100%, but that seems like a very awkward conversation to have.

I just don't even know what to think right now. It's overwhelming.
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Re: PTSD Coping - November 7th 2010, 04:10 AM

Well, with PTSD, the primary treatment is therapy. With the nature of PTSD, they say the best thing to do is talk it out and figure out coping mechanisms, with help from a professional.

So maybe you should talk to your parents and see about finding a therapist who has experience with PTSD patients.


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