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Keira Knightley's Year Off Acting After PTSD

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Keira Knightley is opened up about the way fame negatively impacted her mental health, and the hard work she put in to rise about the spotlight's glare. Her early years of stardom gave her Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, she said, but she found a way to keep doing what she loves.

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Her family and close friends helped her through it. She felt unconditional love and that's how she was about to get through that difficult phase in her life.
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a traumatic event, such as war, a hurricane, sexual assault, physical abuse, or a bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you.
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If you have been in such a situation or know of someone who is in one, please share your story. Let us share how we can overcome this sickness.
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Trauma early in childhood can result from a range of things such as living in domestically violent situations, or being raised in situations where the parent’s needs – such as drug use or alcohol abuse – influence their ability to provide for their child’s needs.
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When anxiety strikes, we often take quick, shallow breaths, which can exacerbate the symptoms of an intense PTSD episode. Slow, deep breathing can lower your heart rate and reduce feelings of panic, restoring oxygen flow through your body.
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It is clear that the best time to do something about a problem is before it begins. Effective prevention programs have been developed and provided to parents who are known to be at increased risk of not being able to provide the best care for their children. Commonly, these programs teach parents skills in parenting, as well as skills in managing their own emotions and in providing a safe home environment.
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In many cases, a total collapse can be prevented by responding promptly to early symptoms. Don’t wait until you crack up – seek professional psychological help when feeling very stressed or when mood is dropping and not picking up quickly.
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If you're having a flashback, tell yourself that the sensations you're experiencing aren't real, that they are merely memories of the past. Remind yourself that you're currently safe and in control.
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Running, jumping, or walking around can break you out of an episode by grounding you in the present moment and interrupting your body's stress response. It can also help by releasing endorphins to improve your state of mind.
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If you know people who have PTSD, an important thing to remember is to avoid saying any insensitive remarks. Stay away from telling your friend or family member to get over their problems, this may only make problems worse.
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some women who have a difficult time in the delivery room also suffer from a type of PTSD, and if left untreated, it can stay with them through their journey as a parent. It may also explain why some women do not want to go through childbirth again and may decide to stop having more children. This is very different from postpartum depression. Solace for Mothers seeks to support women who have been traumatized and prevent birth trauma.
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When people experience something traumatic and/or have PTSD, they may no longer feel as though the world is a safe place. It may feel as though danger is everywhere. As a result, a person may constantly be in a state of fear and anxiety.
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