In: PTSD

Recovering from Disaster
Recovering from Disaster – Reclaim Your World
October 11, 2017

It seems appropriate to write about an aspect of recovering from disaster. We have been through an extraordinary period of natural…

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Fear of Catastrophe
Fear of Catastrophe
August 13, 2017

How to respond to the fear of catastrophe? Many people are having trouble getting to sleep these days. Fear of catastrophe has…

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PTSD Prediction
May 14, 2017

For people who have been exposed to violence or trauma, and who naturally experience some symptoms of anxiety, what approaches are…

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Media Violence – Psychological Effects
May 14, 2015

A lot of attention has been focused on the question of whether exposure to media violence is linked to an increase…

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Stress and Trauma as Risk Factors for Bipolar
May 28, 2014

I have long been interested in the relationship between traumatic experiences and bipolar disorder. A couple of years ago I gave…

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Mood Swings – What Causes Them?
May 9, 2014

What causes mood swings? What do we think about when someone says their mood has been “up and down?”Among the most common…

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Passing on PTSD to Children
February 20, 2014

At a recent scientific meeting, Rachael Yehada showed that traits that are related to posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD can be passed…

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Media Makes PTSD Much Worse
February 3, 2014

It was a sunny October day in 1989. Game 3 of the Battle of the Bay baseball World Series between…

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PTSD Psychotherapy Affects Gene Activity
November 7, 2013

Mind-body dualism seems alive and well in the land of mental health. I am still surprised how often someone will…

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Child Abuse Update
September 15, 2013

Twenty years ago the National Research Council (NRC) issued a comprehensive report on child abuse. That report noted that child abuse…

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Childhood Trauma – Brain Effects
August 30, 2013

Experiencing trauma in childhood is associated with changes in the brain during teenage years, according to a study of 117 adolescents…

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Yoga Nidra as a Strategy to Cope with Insomnia
July 10, 2013

Many adults struggle with insomnia several nights a week. To maximize good health, it is important to get at least 7-9…

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10% of Americans Suffered Childhood Sexual Abuse
February 5, 2013

Approximately 10 percent of American adults were sexually abused as children, according to a study reported in Comprehensive Psychiatry. They are more at…

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