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November 21st 2011:Personal Stories of Healing from PTSD with guest Tracy Stecker, Ph.D.

Our guest today will speak about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This is an anxiety disorder characterized by symptoms or re-experiencing events through nightmares and flashbacks; avoidance such as substance use and numbness in relationships; extreme edginess and irritability. PTSD has been associated with military veterans for decades. In more recent years, researchers have started to use the PTSD diagnosis for civilians who have experienced trauma from abuse, rape, natural disasters, and other events. The healthcare profession has been ill equipped to handle PTSD in part because i

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Tracy Stecker

Tracy Stecker, Ph.D. is a psychologist at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. She developed a curriculum titled Using a Brief Intervention to Motivate Clients to Get Help in collaboration with Hazelden. Her focus is on treating veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan returning with PTSD and/or substance abuse issues. Several of these projects have been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute for Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.
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