Thursday, October 24, 2013
I never got one penny for the T-shirts and apparel sold and was never reimbursed for the damage done to my computer equipment and mobile devices as a result of HARD CORE hackers.
I was promised the T-shirts and promo ads would be pulled from the event and the black hat hackers known as Lulz, AntiSec, (Sabu and Co.) would take them down and refrain from using my likeness for promotional purposes.
They were not.
They used my name, my likeness, my photos, my social security number, my ID, my address and more to create a slew of fake social media accounts to post insane bullshit across a variety of platforms.
They even socially engineered my closest friends and family members in various forums to reinforce the charade.
They claimed the T-shirts were for charity and that $1.00 would be donated for every ELyssaD garment sold.
Not only did I not receive any such monies, I am quite certain these fuckwits have no idea how serious it is to impersonate a 501(c)3.
So not only did they make a profit from exploiting every aspect of my life, they harassed my friends, impersonated an ex-cop who has been one of most trusted allies and confidant; threatened friends who dare to speak up on my behalf by calling them on the phone and identifying themselves as law enforcement. ANOTHER felony.
They made a profit. They offered a reward for tittie pics, had podcasts, comic books and sold a line of women's apparel to promote their podcasts, show and of course, make money.
They created multiple fake identities on various social media platforms. They pwned my website, social media accounts, linked in, private forums, etc... harassed my friends and posted my fathers home address on the Internet.
They altered personal documents they stole from my private files, altered them, and had the nerve to put the FAKE documents back in to my web albums and made them public.
ONE LOGIN = ONE FELONY
Destruction of evidence (especially records that pertain to employee benefits is a whole other class of crimes)
These individuals are clearly guilty, and have no problem advertising their skills across the hacker community.
They destroyed my professional credibility with disinformation writing posting ridiculous website entries that present my professional certifications as a practicing therapist to make them appear as if I was the patient not the provider.
65 "people" impersonating me on social media platforms?
My friends, sister, brothers, my mother, and even "Agent Daddy" became targets as well.
I started this site hoping for a do-over. My name is ELyssa. ELyssaD™ and, for he record I've never done midget porn!
The familiar territory shared by Aspergers and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is one of the most commonexamples that highlights the fact that the world of psychiatry would be far less complicated if all the psychiatric classifications fell perfectly under one distinct category, without much overlap. In cases such as that of Aspergers and ADHD, it is quite common for a patient to be diagnosed with one disaease, only later to be told that they actually suffer from the other. Not only can this be perplexing but it can have a huge impact on the treatment of the disease, as the less certain one is about which disorder one suffers from, the less likely will one be able to take the right approach to deal with it effectively.
Hence if you are confused between Aspergers and ADHD, the following paragraphs will be quite helpful, as they will highlight the differences and similarities of Aspergers and ADHD.
Aspergers and ADHD – Similarities
When it comes to the symptoms of Aspergers and ADHD, it is actually extremely similar. As a mater of fact a study carried out has shown that amongst 30 plus children who had aspergers syndrome, more than 90% of them were incorrectly diagnsoed with ADHD being the common misdiagnosis. Hence a misdiagnosis of Aspergers and ADHD is made frequently.
The similarities of Aspergers and ADHD are as follows:
- Both have problems in building social relationships and communicating properly. Failure to understand social norms, lacking eye contact, interrupting others etc are common symptoms of both Aspergers and ADHD.
- Being easily disturbed and often suffering from anxiety and depression is also common to both the disorders.
- Extreme behaviors such as hyperactivity and lethargic behaviors are frequently seen in both Aspergers and ADHD.
- Lacking motor skills and struggling with co-ordination is frequent in both disorders.
- Patients diagnosed with both Aspergers and ADHD are often found to have high intelligenmce scores.
- Both are difficult to diagnose when at a young age, and both are said to occur 4 times more often in malesthan in women.
Aspergers and ADHD – Differences
There is little doubt that there are a number of similarities between Aspergers and ADHD; however there are quite a few distinctionsalso, which particularly become much more apparent as the patient advances in age.
- A person with ADHD is frequently cannot do any activity quietly, and hence often indulge in disruptive behaviors by often interrupting others. However those with aspergers find it difficult to make themselves understood verbally.
- Another difference is that those with ADHD usually make mistakes as they are unable to pay attention to detail, but those with Aspergers are in fact excessively focused on one particular activity, that they forget about everything else around them.
- Also, those with ADHD cannot stop troublesomebehavior, even though they recognize it as being unacceptable. On the other hand, those with aspergers are usually seen to indulge in repetitive behavior.
It has been scientifically proven that the major reason for the similarities between Aspergers and ADHD is that the same area of the brain is affected. However at the same time the root causes of both, Aspergers and ADHD, certainly vary and hence are treated differently.
From: "Elyssa D. Durant"
Date: October 21, 2013, 11:51
Subject: Unwritten: Unfinished.
"It seems painfully obvious to me now that the only way out was through...If had known then what I know now, I would not have wasted so much precious tiine searching for the source of my profound sadness.I can no longer allow myself to be drawn into this circle madness.I have spent far too long asking myself, how did I get here?I think it is time to reframe the question. Rather than ask myself how I got here, I need to ask myself, how do I get out?Elyssa D. Durant, Ed.M. © 2009^ed
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
National Center for PTSDptsd.va.gov | Oct 5th 2010
Treatment of PTSD (PDF)
Today, there are good treatments available for PTSD. When you have PTSD, dealing with the past can be hard. Instead of telling others how you feel, you may keep your feelings bottled up. But talking with a therapist can help you get better.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one type of counseling. It appears to be the most effective type of counseling for PTSD. The VA is providing two forms of cognitive behavioral therapy to Veterans with PTSD: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy. To learn more about these types of therapy, see our fact sheets listed on the Treatment page.
There is also a similar kind of therapy called eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) that is used for PTSD. Medications have also been shown to be effective. A type of drug known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which is also used for depression, is effective for PTSD.
Types of cognitive behavioral therapy
What is cognitive therapy?
In cognitive therapy, your therapist helps you understand and change how you think about your trauma and its aftermath. Your goal is to understand how certain thoughts about your trauma cause you stress and make your symptoms worse.
You will learn to identify thoughts about the world and yourself that are making you feel afraid or upset. With the help of your therapist, you will learn to replace these thoughts with more accurate and less distressing thoughts. You will also learn ways to cope with feelings such as anger, guilt, and fear.
After a traumatic event, you might blame yourself for things you couldn't have changed. For example, a soldier may feel guilty about decisions he or she had to make during war. Cognitive therapy, a type of CBT, helps you understand that the traumatic event you lived through was not your fault.
What is exposure therapy?
In exposure therapy your goal is to have less fear about your memories. It is based on the idea that people learn to fear thoughts, feelings, and situations that remind them of a past traumatic event.
By talking about your trauma repeatedly with a therapist, you'll learn to get control of your thoughts and feelings about the trauma. You'll learn that you do not have to be afraid of your memories. This may be hard at first. It might seem strange to think about stressful things on purpose. But you'll feel less overwhelmed over time.
With the help of your therapist, you can change how you react to the stressful memories. Talking in a place where you feel secure makes this easier.
You may focus on memories that are less upsetting before talking about worse ones. This is called "desensitization," and it allows you to deal with bad memories a little bit at a time. Your therapist also may ask you to remember a lot of bad memories at once. This is called "flooding," and it helps you learn not to feel overwhelmed.
You also may practice different ways to relax when you're having a stressful memory. Breathing exercises are sometimes used for this.
What is EMDR?
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is another type of therapy for PTSD. Like other kinds of counseling, it can help change how you react to memories of your trauma.
While thinking of or talking about your memories, you'll focus on other stimuli like eye movements, hand taps, and sounds. For example, your therapist will move his or her hand near your face, and you'll follow this movement with your eyes.
Experts are still learning how EMDR works. Studies have shown that it may help you have fewer PTSD symptoms. But research also suggests that the eye movements are not a necessary part of the treatment.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a type of antidepressant medicine. These can help you feel less sad and worried. They appear to be helpful, and for some people they are very effective. SSRIs include citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (such as Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft).
Chemicals in your brain affect the way you feel. For example, when you have depression you may not have enough of a chemical called serotonin. SSRIs raise the level of serotonin in your brain.
There are other medications that have been used with some success. Talk to your doctor about which medications are right for you.
Other types of treatment
Some other kinds of counseling may be helpful in your recovery. However, more evidence is needed to support these types of treatment for PTSD.
Many people want to talk about their trauma with others who have had similar experiences.
In group therapy, you talk with a group of people who also have been through a trauma and who have PTSD. Sharing your story with others may help you feel more comfortable talking about your trauma. This can help you cope with your symptoms, memories, and other parts of your life.
Group therapy helps you build relationships with others who understand what you've been through. You learn to deal with emotions such as shame, guilt, anger, rage, and fear. Sharing with the group also can help you build self-confidence and trust. You'll learn to focus on your present life, rather than feeling overwhelmed by the past.
Brief psychodynamic psychotherapy
In this type of therapy, you learn ways of dealing with emotional conflicts caused by your trauma. This therapy helps you understand how your past affects the way you feel now.
Your therapist can help you:
- Identify what triggers your stressful memories and other symptoms.
- Find ways to cope with intense feelings about the past.
- Become more aware of your thoughts and feelings, so you can change your reactions to them.
- Raise your self-esteem.
PTSD can affect your whole family. Your kids or your partner may not understand why you get angry sometimes, or why you're under so much stress. They may feel scared, guilty, or even angry about your condition.
Family therapy is a type of counseling that involves your whole family. A therapist helps you and your family to communicate, maintain good relationships, and cope with tough emotions. Your family can learn more about PTSD and how it is treated.
In family therapy, each person can express his or her fears and concerns. It's important to be honest about your feelings and to listen to others. You can talk about your PTSD symptoms and what triggers them. You also can discuss the important parts of your treatment and recovery. By doing this, your family will be better prepared to help you.
You may consider having individual therapy for your PTSD symptoms and family therapy to help you with your relationships.
How long does treatment last?
CBT treatment for PTSD often lasts for 3 to 6 months. Other types of treatment for PTSD can last longer. If you have other mental health problems as well as PTSD, treatment may last for 1 to 2 years or longer.
What if someone has PTSD and another disorder? Is the treatment different?
It is very common to have PTSD at that same time as another mental health problem. Depression, alcohol or drug abuse problems, panic disorder, and other anxiety disorders often occur along with PTSD. In many cases, the PTSD treatments described above will also help with the other disorders. The best treatment results occur when both PTSD and the other problems are treated together rather than one after the other.
What will we work on in therapy?
When you begin therapy, you and your therapist should decide together what goals you hope to reach in therapy. Not every person with PTSD will have the same treatment goals. For instance, not all people with PTSD are focused on reducing their symptoms.
Some people want to learn the best way to live with their symptoms and how to cope with other problems associated with PTSD. Perhaps you want to feel less guilt and sadness. Perhaps you would like to work on improving your relationships at work, or communicating with your friends and family.
Your therapist should help you decide which of these goals seems most important to you, and he or she should discuss with you which goals might take a long time to achieve.
What can I expect from my therapist?
Your therapist should give you a good explanation for the therapy. You should understand why your therapist is choosing a specific treatment for you, how long they expect the therapy to last, and how they will tell if it is working.
The two of you should agree at the beginning that this plan makes sense for you. You should also agree on what you will do if it does not seem to be working. If you have any questions about the treatment, your therapist should be able to answer them.
You should feel comfortable with your therapist and feel you are working as a team to tackle your problems. It can be difficult to talk about painful situations in your life, or about traumatic experiences that you have had. Feelings that emerge during therapy can be scary and challenging. Talking with your therapist about the process of therapy, and about your hopes and fears in regards to therapy, will help make therapy successful.
If you do not like your therapist or feel that the therapist is not helping you, it might be helpful to talk with another professional. In most cases, you should tell your therapist that you are seeking a second opinion.
Original Page: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/treatment-ptsd.asp
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Elyssa Durant, Ed.M.