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New Theravive Article by our Psychologist Hilda Huj Surviving a Crime: ASD and PTSD Stressors   are   events   or   circumstances   that   threaten   our   physical   and/or   mental   well-being.   While   everyday   stressors   pose   a minimal   threat   and,   therefore,   provoke   only   slight   stress   reactions   that   are   generally   easy   to   cope   with,   certain   types   of stressors   pose   a   significant   threat   and   thus   provoke   debilitating   stress   reactions   that   are   significantly   more   difficult   to   cope with. As   I   discussed   in   my   previous   article,   when   we   are   faced   with   traumatic   stressors   we   may   react   in   a   number   of   ways. Most   of   the   reactions   we   experience   right   after   surviving   a   crime   are   adaptive   and   normal.   However,   if   our   reactions   are extremely   intense   and   prolonged,   we   may   our   experience   may   become   maladaptive   and   abnormal.   And,   if   we   fail   to recognize   that   our   reactions   are   becoming   maladaptive   and   abnormal,   we   may   become   prone   to   developing   a   long-term reaction   in   a   form   of   disorder,   such   as   Acute   Stress   Disorder   (ASD),   Posttraumatic   Stress   Disorder   (PTSD),   or   a   Mood Disorder.
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New Theravive Article by our Psychologist Hilda Huj Surviving a Crime - Coping 101 Crime   does   not   choose   who   its   next   victim   is.   Anyone   can   be   a   victim   of   crime.   Therefore,   it   is   essential   for   all   of   us   to know   how   to   recognize   the   symptoms   of   trauma   associated   with   crime   and   learn   how   to   deal   with   it   in   a   healthy   way. Failure   to   do   the   latter   may   result   in   serious   maladjustment,   which   can   have   a   detrimental   effect   on   our   road   to   recovery from victimization.
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New Theravive Article by our Psychologist Hilda Huj Parenting Tips: Talking about Death with Children Death   is   a   part   of   our   everyday   life,   however,   it   never   gets   easy   to   deal   with   it.   Actually,   death   represents   one   of   the greatest   emotional   challenges   we   will   face   during   our   lifetimes.   And,   despite   the   fact   that   it   happens   so   often,   we   will probably never get fully used to dealing with death. Especially, if it is a death of a person that is very close to us. Adults   struggle   significantly   with   the   concept   of   death,   whether   it   comes   to   how   to   cope   with   losing   the   people   closest   to us   or   how   to   contend   with   our   own   inevitable   demise.   But,   what   about   the   children?   When   we   know   how   much   of   an impact   death   has   on   us,   it   is   difficult   not   to   be   concerned   about   discussing   death   with   children,   particularly   with   very young ones
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ARCH Psychological Services KEEPING YOU  IN THE LOOP Here is where you are able to find the latest news about ARCH Psychological Services. We invite you to look around and contact us if you have any questions. CONTACT US
NEW ARCH WEBSITE With an intention to serve you better, we have redesigned our website to provide quick and efficient access to our information and services. It is now mobile friendly. To learn more about ARCH Psychological Services we invite you look around our website and to contact us if you have any questions.
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New Theravive Article by our Psychologist Hilda Huj Surviving a Crime: ASD and PTSD Most    of    the    reactions    we    experience right     after     surviving     a     crime     are adaptive   and   normal.   However,   if   our reactions    are    extremely    intense    and prolonged,     we     may     our     experience may        become        maladaptive        and abnormal.
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New Theravive Article by our Psychologist Hilda Huj Surviving a Crime - Coping 101 Crime    does    not    choose    who    its    next victim    is.    Anyone    can    be    a    victim    of crime.   Therefore,   it   is   essential   for   all of    us    to    know    how    to    recognize    the symptoms    of    trauma    associated    with crime   and   learn   how   to   deal   with   it   in   a healthy    way.    Failure    to    do    the    latter may result in serious maladjustment.
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New Theravive Article by our Psychologist Hilda Huj Parenting Tips: Talking about Death with Children Death    is    a    part    of    our    everyday    life, however,    it    never    gets    easy    to    deal with   it.   Actually,   death   represents   one of    the    greatest    emotional    challenges we will face during our lifetimes.