Depression: Do CALS get PTSD?

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Atsugi

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All CALS get depressed. Some have called it PTSD.

Of course, many of us rely on therapy and antidepressants. I have, too.

But the one thing that improved my depression most was a treatment for PTSD called EMDR.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a treatment that some therapists are qualified in. It worked great for me.

Google a therapist in your area to find one who can do EMDR.
 

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Thanks Mike, that's so interesting.

Anything that can help us process and move past what has happened in our lives and our loves is worth investigating.
 

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I am my dad's CALS. But, I have depression really bad. I might look into that.
 

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EMDR is an excellent treatment, I learned about it many years ago during a psych conference that talked about PTSD. I use it myself with things that I have an eversion to. I avoid alcohol like the plaque when I am depressed as I know it is a depressant, but also because alcoholism runs heavily on my mother's side. What is the treatment for ITSD (intra traumatic stress disorder)?
 

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I told several people at my mother's visitation last month that is someone could get PTSD from a disease, one could get it from ALS.
 
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