When thinking about what I am the most thankful for this year I would hands down have to say growth. The growth of my little family. While most people would describe this awful year by using phrases like “[email protected]!k 2020” or “worst year ever” I would say it is the best so far even with how scary it has been.
PTSD, Depression, Bipolar, and Anxiety Disorders
PTSD. The definition as said from Google translation is "a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world. It is a disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. It is a very common disorder with more than 3 million cases in the US per year. It is treatable by a medical professional and the condition itself may last months or years, with triggers that can bring back memories of the trauma accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions. The symptoms may include nightmares or unwanted memories of the trauma, avoidance of situations that bring back memories of the trauma, heightened reactions, anxiety, or depressed moods. Finally, treatment includes different types of trauma-focused psychotherapy as well as medications to manage symptoms as well as medication. (Google)