Use Respect and Calmness
Military veterans experiencing PTSD often feel stressed. They may be unable to clearly describe how they feel when mentally stressed by upsetting mind images.
You cannot exactly know how military veterans feel as they experience a PTSD episode. Patience, a calm attitude and respect help alleviate a person’s PTSD episode.
When men or women are mentally focused on a traumatic mind image, cortisol levels are too high.
Excessive cortisol for him means he also has insufficient testosterone. Extremely high cortisol for her means she has insufficient oxytocin.
Men must have sufficient testosterone to effectively manage PTSD stress. Women must have sufficient oxytocin to effectively manage PTSD stress.
A man can naturally replenish his testosterone by doing calming, mindless activities such as going out for a long drive alone in his car or riding a bike.
A woman can naturally replenish oxytocin by feeling genuinely cared for, respected and safe.
Using calm and respectful caring can help someone with PTSD feel less stress.
Appreciate Work Done To Reduce PTSD Stress
People experiencing PTSD often do not feel like doing anything.
Often, people suffering from PTSD have compromised brain chemistry levels. They also can have excess cortisol spikes. Too much cortisol causes high stress.
When a man’s cortisol levels are too high, this equates to him having insufficient testosterone levels. Men must have sufficient testosterone to effectively manage PTSD stress.
When a woman’s cortisol levels are too high, this equates to her having insufficient oxytocin. Women must have sufficient oxytocin to effectively manage PTSD stress for her.
If a man with PTSD doesn’t feel like doing anything and then decides to empty the kitchen garbage, express appreciation for him doing the task. This can help replenish his testosterone.
If a woman with PTSD doesn’t feel like doing anything and then decides to cook a meal for the family, tell her you appreciate her caring for the family.
These are simple things you can do to help someone with PTSD feel less stress. Only do this if you think expressing appreciation to him or her feels helpful.