A Road To Recovery For PTSD

In a utopian world, no one would be exposed to any sort of trauma that would result in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). At the very least, in a utopian world, disorders such as PTSD would be at the forefront of our mental health care. Unfortunately, we do not live in a utopia, as an estimated 8 million Americans suffer from this debilitating disorder. Globally, that’s approximately 1.8% of men and 5.2% of women worldwide. A number of events can lead to PTSD, such as serious accidents, assault, abuse, trauma, health problems, death/birth, which means more people have the potential to be afflicted with this disorder. Further, PTSD displays differently for each and every person diagnosed with the disorder. As someone who suffers from PTSD and has to find creative ways to pay for the various treatments I need, my research presents free (or inexpensive) ideas that will aid in relieving symptoms of PTSD, such as mindful breathing, yoga, support groups, and exposure therapy. My research identifies and applies coping techniques for sufferers, without it costing an immense amount of money.