Patient Name: Heather
In this week’s main episode, Cara talks to Heather about developing post traumatic stress symptoms after the medical experiences related to their chronic illnesses.
In today’s bonus episode, they talk a bit about some of the therapies that have been studied as treatments for PTSD, including Heather’s experience with EMDR. They also talk about rates of PTSD among survivors of different kinds of traumatic events, and how it is often portrayed in the media, which comes witha few Grey’s Anatomy spoilers, though nothing from this current season.
The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by David J. Morris
David J. Morris on Fresh Air
"The VA treated my PTSD all wrong” by David J. Morris from the Washington Post
"Medical Disorders as a Cause of Psychological Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder" from Medscape Multispecialty
Information on Medical Trauma from the Child Traumatic Stress Network
"Medical Trauma: When A Procedure Goes Wrong” from Psychology Today