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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After a Cancer Diagnosis

Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, talks about what PTSD is, symptoms and treatment of PTSD in people diagnosed with cancer, and 3 things people diagnosed with breast cancer should know about it.
Mar 21, 2020
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Listen to the podcast to hear Kelly talk about:

  • what PTSD is, what causes it, and some of the most common symptoms of PTSD in people diagnosed with cancer

  • why people who’ve experienced trauma in the past may want to be proactive and schedule an appointment with a mental health professional or spiritual guide shortly after being diagnosed

  • when PTSD can happen

  • how PTSD is treated

  • three things people diagnosed with breast cancer should know about PTSD

For more information on PTSD in people diagnosed with cancer, you can read a piece Kelly wrote for the journal Oncology Issues.

About the guest
 
Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, FAAGC

Kelly Grosklags is an experienced therapist who dedicated her practice to minimizing suffering through her work in oncology, palliative care, and hospice. Kelly is a licensed clinical social worker, a board-certified diplomate in clinical social work, and a fellow of the American Academy of Grief Counseling. She is the author of A Comforted Heart: An Oncology Psychotherapist Perspective on Finding Meaning and Hope During Illness and Loss. Kelly now teaches and speaks frequently about end-of-life issues, including care, grief and loss, both in person, on her website, Conversations With Kelly, and on her Conversations With Kelly Facebook page. Her passionate and supportive demeanor helps patients, caregivers and health professionals connect with the wisdom of making life more meaningful, coping with depression and anxiety, transforming fear into hope, healing versus curing, and the wisdom of dying a good death.

— Last updated on May 3, 2022, 3:03 PM

 
 
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