Understanding PTSD's Effects on Brain, Body, and Emotions | Janet Seahorn | TEDxCSU

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PTSD disrupts the lives of average individuals as well as combat veterans who have served their country. The person experiencing the trauma often then impacts the lives of his/her family, friends, and workplaces. PTSD does not distinguish between race, age or gender and often goes undiagnosed. Even with proper diagnosis, many individuals do not know where to turn to get help. Society needs to understand the aftermath of trauma especially combat trauma and how to prepare for warriors when they return home.

Janet Seahorn, Ph.D has been a teacher, administrator, and consultant for over thirty years. She currently teaches a variety of classes on neuroscience and literacy as an adjunct professor for Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Jan has a Ph.D in Human Development and Organizational Systems. Her background includes an in-depth understanding of human development and neuroscience research as well as effective practices in organizational systems and change. She conducts workshops on the neuroscience of learning and memory, the effects of “at-risk” environments (i.e., poverty), brain development, and researched-based instructional practices. Jan has worked with many organizations in the business and educational communities in creating and sustaining healthy, dynamic environments. Dr. Seahorn has researched and studied the effects of trauma on the brain and how excessive or extreme trauma can impact changes in the brain’s neuro network and how that change impacts behaviors in s

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Hope Evans says:

PTSD isn’t just acquired in military action.

Gracelike rain says:

My parents terrorized me and my siblings when we were kids i have horrible nightmares flashbacks and paranoia i have woken up screaming several times in the middle of the night im always alert of my surroundings to where im exhausted im always paranoid someone is going to hurt me or someone might be crazy or someone might attack me i cant really relax sometimes and i will stay up all night its getting worse and worse and im broke but need to go to a dr and see a therapist or psychologist… i have to wait till the end of the year for open enrollment again for health care…. this problem is causing me to even have severe mistrust of strangers to where i actually become delusional thinking they are going to harm me but i find out later it was all in my head and they are living their own lives….. i can feel myself going off the deep end but in the moment i really believe these ppl are out to get me i feel like it came from being abused as a kid

Jay DR says:

I'm so disfuncional I have no relationships I'm only good bcz I work alone .

Kevin Young says:

I don’t know my triggers but I get that whole turning white and getting sick. Never makes sense to me and I am working on figuring it out.

james burum says:

I suffer from complex PTSD, I am alone and isolated. A social outcast, unable to have a girlfriend because I sweat through my sheets EVERY NIGHT. I'm am soooo exhausted and didn't ask to be abused byy parents. It's the hand I was dealt.

crystal navarro says:

This is so sad 😞. All this time I knew I was different.

Justin Hessedenz says:

Cold Therapy has been incredible for me

April Adkins says:

Thank you for posting this I do with PTSD every day of my life because I am a survivor of being abused as a child by my mother who is schizophrenic

Raf Reyes says:

this whole journey is painful but its beautiful

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dod dood says:

Nope i stop listening at the cyberbullying part

Hannah Sangil says:

My Dad Amyotrophic lateral Sclerosis was so critical, I purchased a herbal medication from Dr Madida on YouTube which my Dad use for couple of weeks and right now my Dad is so healthy again.

Karen Foo says:

Ironic thing is I was a tedx speaker myself who spoke on stage feeling so tensed back then . I thought it was normal. Due to bullying in school, strangers teasing me, and my abus!v3 dad in the past. Especially hard dealing with being cyberbullied these few years. I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with ptsd.

Shivani Chhabra says:

This video is really helpful for the person who suffered from trauma and PLANET AYURVEDA 's products and medicines are also very effective for treating people from this problem

Thimas Rehder says:

The cronic pain that comes qith it is going to end me i was polly drugged qith klonopin

Pedro Caetano says:

What is the serenity prayer?

LizEarthAngel3 says:

Micro dose magic mushroom therapy

Excuseless says:

Less storytelling, more information needed, particularly on child PTSD. Nice woman but not the best TED talk

carla mc ewen says:

was called shellshock before PTSD label

sheislove144 says:

I have pstd from child abuse and a abusive ex .

YourTube says:

Your right, but don’t talk about a hotdog if your going to talk about illness. Let thy food be thy medicine.

hannahg39 says:

I am a stronger,happier,healthy person because of childhood trauma.I have been diagnosed with CPTSD and a dissociative disorder.I also developed TLE(simple partial,complex partial,and grand mal seizures) as a result(I believe) which triggered bipolar and ADHD symptoms.After decades of healing I am seizure free,medication free,happy and healthy.Healing is possible and most importantly YOU DESERVE TO HEALING.Please don't die with you song still in you!

Jimika Evans says:

Mind body and spirit have been altered and their cognitive abilities are challenged and different from the social construct we operate out of. Society can’t see the wounds, they make it worse when you can’t do or can do some but not to be substantially effect or for some minimallly effective in any structured environment without assistance or the right support!

Maz1982 says:

Instead of using health professionals to talk about this subject, we need to hear from exact people who have experienced themselves

ฉันสวยและรวยมาก says:

We are doctors who know you more than yourself we know what the problem come from so go to that cause and fix it out.

Michael Skinner says:

Look familiar

Matt NA says:

Well I wish my parents would watch this and understand why I want to isolate, don't sleep well, have a depleted immune system and sometimes don't hear what they are saying. They think I can't function and they need to "train me"…all they are doing is triggering my ptsd from leaving an abusive marriage and having to relive things to give reports to police. I left the abuse just 3 weeks ago and I had stayed with it for 10 years.

I just want them to leave me alone and get off my back. I know I'm not functioning at an optimal level. Surely they can accept that until I get more help??

Jill Routon says:

Awesome and informative

Chloe Whitlock says:

Me and my partner have ptsd but he has it worse. I want to know how I can help him so if anyone has any ideas please help.

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