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Janet Seahorn: Understanding PTSD’s Effects on Brain, Body, and Emotions (Transcript)

Janet Seahorn

Here is the full transcript of Tears of a Warrior author Janet Seahorn’s TEDx Talk: Understanding PTSD’s Effects on Brain, Body, and Emotions at TEDxCSU conference. This event took place on March 5, 2016 at Fort Collins, Colorado.

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TRANSCRIPT: 

I’m having that identical twin sister. And my background in neuroscience is probably giving my husband more stress than he ever thought he knew when he married me. He thought he was getting one person, he received two.

They asked us earlier this morning how we felt going into the TED talks. And one of my very creative other presenters said feel like Katniss going into the Hunger Games. That’s kind of what I feel like and my subject is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which I think I have today.

So I’ll start out with our poem.

Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall;

Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall.

All The King’s Horses and All The King’s Men

Putting Good Foot Humpty Together Again.

One moment, he’s on the wall eating a hamburger, drinking a beer, talking about the Friday Night Football game. And the next minute he’s a scrambled egg. His mind, his body, and his emotions are very different.

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