This blog is mainly interested in the connection between mood disorder, such depression, anxiety, OCD and PTSD and nutrition. Articles are for educational purposes only. Self-help therapy should only be in partnership with qualified health care practitioners

Friday, July 17, 2009

How to prevent Post Traumatic Stress ...

How to prevent Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

by Jurriaan Plesman, BA(psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a real disease, where a stress situation can trigger a depressive illness. This becomes indelibly associated with the trauma that triggered the PTSD. Most people recover naturally from a traumatic situations, when after some time the body starts to produce normal amounts of feel good neurotransmitters, such as serotonin. The reason why some people do not recover is because the traumatic event(s) triggered a PRE-EXISTING silent disease that underlies mood disorders. Thus it may be said that some people are pre-disposed to PTSD and others are not, depending on the health of a person.
Most depressions are associated with pre-diabetic insulin resistance - one of the 'silent diseases responsible for mood disorders - and the incidence of PTSD cases following war situations can be reduced, if doctors would test people for hypoglycemia prior to sending them into war. Hypoglycemia is just another term for "pre-diabetic insulin resistance". Because conventional allopathic medicine does not recognise the existence of 'hypoglycemia' and it's connection to depression in general, they cannot and won't test for it. Marilyn Light

The test for hypoglycemia is described at:

How to get tested for Hypoglycemia

To fully understand how psychonutritional therapy can help in the treatment for PTSD, please read:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Hypoglycemia
Silent Diseases and Mood Disorders

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