Researchers are discovering a connection between surviving a stroke and developing PTSD. In the link below, Barbara Bronson Gray, writing for the online U.S. News & World Report, reports that stroke survivors have a 25% chance of contracting PTSD. Gray’s article is especially valuable for several reasons. First, it provides information on PTSD in general; Second, it describes the causes of PTSD; and, Third, it shares an accurate description of some of the various ways by which PTSD manifests itself.
Here is the link to Barbara Bronson Gray’s article, “1 in 4 Stroke Survivors Suffer From PTSD, Study Finds.”
Apparently, the PTSD connection applies not only to survivors of major strokes but also to those who live through the TIA-type of stroke.
This article is a valuable read even for people who have no history of stroke. There is useful information here.
Gray’s article could also be used as a sort of “ice breaker” to try and initiate a discussion about PTSD with someone who is in PTSD denial…your mileage may vary.
(As an aside, and as I often say: I hope to return to write more regularly for the PTSD Spirituality website. My health has become even more frail. Last week I took a hard fall while teaching. Nothing broken and I did not hit my head, but it hurt and has slowed me down even more than usual. I also continue to hope that I will finish a writing project where I would put some of my work onto the Amazon Kindle.
My thanks to those who have written and who have offered prayers for my well-being. I really REALLY appreciate that. Those prayers help to keep me going.)
Semper Pax, Dr. Z