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    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Tapping into Your Resilience After Abuse
    Friday, December 04, 2015 9:28 PM

    One of the reasons I love my job is the people we meet. People who have suffered trauma are often the kindest, empathetic and understanding people I’ve ever met. This post from PsychCentral explains well this phenomena. Below is a … Continue reading

    The Existential Experience of the Trauma Should Be the Focus of Treatment in PTSD
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:39 AM

    How we integrate or make sense of our experiences have a lot to do with how they affect us. That’s just common sense. However, the drive within psychology towards a research and evidence based practice standards has led to a … Continue reading

    Book Review: When the Past is Always Present; A New PTSD Treatment?
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:51 PM

    by Ronald Ruden, MD, PhD When the Past Is Always Present: Emotional Traumatization, Causes, and Cures introduces a new treatment for trauma. Ronald A. Ruden is an internal medicine physician practicing in Manhattan. Since beginning his practice in 1983, he … Continue reading

    How Do You Inspire a Client to Believe in Therapy?
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 10:14 AM

    Image via Wikipedia Recently, I exchanged messages with Michele Rosenthal, author of the blog, Parasites of the Mind. She asked me a very good question, one that is so much a part of my everyday work, a good long contemplation … Continue reading

    Fear extinguishing brain cells discovered
    Friday, July 11, 2008 3:15 AM

    Researchers have added another piece to the puzzle of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It seems that the memory of the trauma is burned into memory involving the amygdala. But unlearning the experience is not so simple. The amygdala becomes chronically … Continue reading

    Sometimes Even the Experts Lack Common Sense
    Friday, July 20, 2007 7:29 AM

    I think it’s probably a human trait that we seek the simplest solution to a problem even when more complex and proven methods are well known. Even scientists seem to do this, even in their area of study! Our culture … Continue reading

    Vets Need 24 hour Suicide Crisis Care
    Thursday, May 17, 2007 7:16 AM

    Tragically high suicide rates among Iraq War Vets have been a topic of this blog before. More recent information in the press have been about high rates among Vets in Great Britain. Now we may have some answers and a … Continue reading

    Iraqi Troops Suicide Rate Highest Ever
    Thursday, March 15, 2007 5:26 AM

    AlterNet has the best article I’ve seen in the media about PTSD and the Iraqi veterans. Unfortunately, the news is not good. The proportion of vets with PTSD is higher in this conflict than in any other previously monitored war. … Continue reading

    Many Vets Suffering Recurance of PTSD
    Tuesday, August 29, 2006 4:00 PM

    Post traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder caused by experiencing intense trauma where life is threatened in terrifying ways. This disorder has life long consequences as I’ve talked about before. AP Wire reported on a former Senator who is … Continue reading

    New Orleans Mental Health Infrastructure Is Overwhelmed
    Monday, August 28, 2006 5:39 PM

    New Orleans was a social service nightmare before Katrina. It’s mental health infrastructure was likely underfunded like many other inner city services. But the results of the devastating trauma of Katrina spawned flood, people are stressed beyond their ability to … Continue reading