Members paulaj Posted July 16, 2012 Members Report Share Posted July 16, 2012 I'm grateful I found this forum. The experiences of others and writing about this, has helped immensely. During the past five years, I have attended conferences on grief and many on trauma. I have not received any notice of a training that combined the two. I took a brief look at the professional literature this morning, and it is a relatively new research topic. There are mentions about being traumatized by death of another and trauma in children. Of course, trauma in veterans, where the research began. Vets were one of the only groups described with PTSD that preceded a loss. This looks like an area of relatively new research. Talk about not seeing the forest for the trees. I know I have PTSD for a number of reasons, but I never gave too much thought about how PTSD and bereavement were interacting. I kept them in separate compartments. No wonder my therapy was going nowhere. The therapists I saw were specialists in one topic or the other. I just love being on the cutting edge of some condition that nobody knows much about!!I wonder about other mental illnesses. Anybody else have any experiences with this?Thanks,Mandala Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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