Half of Aging Holocaust Survivors Suffer From PTSD
Anxiety.org Shares Survivors' Stories of Trauma, Fear, Coping, and Resilience
13 Apr, 2015, 03:45 ET
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Although almost 70 years have passed, many Holocaust survivors still suffer from the trauma they experienced during World War II. In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Healthcare Brands' online publication, Anxiety.org, has published an article that explores the struggle that continues for Holocaust survivors as they battle Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). Experts believe that 46-55% of Holocaust survivors suffer from PTSD and that those that have been successful in their battle to conceal their symptoms of trauma thus far are at risk for retraumatization in their twilight years.
In this article, author and PTSD expert, Michele Rosenthal, interviews experts and leaders in the Jewish community to provide enlightening perspectives on how some survivors have created meaningful lives beyond their trauma. In these survivors, experts find a common thread of resiliency; through their strength in community, connection, and purpose, they choose every day to move beyond their trauma - to surpass their victimhood and emerge as survivors.
While Yom HaShoah is a time for the whole world to take a moment to remember the loss of millions of lives, it is important to know that this act of remembering is a daily, constant ritual for the many survivors and survivor families who live on in our midst.
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