PTSD
Teen stress may aggravate into PTSD later in life, finds study
04-30   Teen stress may aggravate into PTSD later in life, finds study
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Unrelenting stress can have a negative impact on one’s life. The effects are greater if one starts experiencing symptoms of stress in the early stages of life. While studying the effects of stress on the minds of teenagers, researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Pakistan’s Khyber Medical University have unveiled how persistent stress early […]

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: NY unveils social media campaign sensitizing teens about dating abuse
02-05   Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: NY unveils social media campaign sensitizing teens about dating abuse

Many teens, especially those in new relationships, may wrongly assume that physical violence is the only form of dating abuse. The verbal or emotional cruelty in relationships can often be ignored simply because teens do not realize that such exploitation also constitutes dating abuse. To sensitize teens about the adverse impacts of emotional dating abuse, […]

PTSD children can be treated with EMDR therapy, finds study
07-31   PTSD children can be treated with EMDR therapy, finds study
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Experiencing shocking events can at times take a toll, resulting in some people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The symptoms of the disorder can be debilitating, if not treated timely. While clinicians continue to treat PTSD patients using traditional therapy methods, recent observations suggest the effectiveness of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) technique […]

PTSD Awareness Month: Trauma affects brains of adolescent girls and boys differently
06-30   PTSD Awareness Month: Trauma affects brains of adolescent girls and boys differently

Adolescence is marked by a sense of independence and is embedded with distressing experiences that can give rise to insecurity and trauma among the younger generation. And untreated traumatic expressions can temporarily disrupt adolescents’ abilities to function normally in their daily lives. Trauma affects teens and adolescents differently from adults and prior studies have indicated […]

PTSD Awareness Month: Timely support and treatment can help adolescents with PTSD
06-02   PTSD Awareness Month: Timely support and treatment can help adolescents with PTSD

The scars etched on one’s soul may not be visible but the immense pain and unbearable suffering that they give rise to can become a big hindrance to happiness in one’s life. Resilience is the one quality that can help a person recover from difficulties or distressing incidents but there are times when people find […]

Predisposing risk factors may lead to dual diagnosis
05-09   Predisposing risk factors may lead to dual diagnosis

Dual diagnosis is a term used when mental illness and substance use occur together in the same person, either simultaneously or one right after the other. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about half of those with mental disorders use drugs compared to the general population, and about half of those with […]

Student develops promising mobile app to help veterans with PTSD night terrors
02-11   Student develops promising mobile app to help veterans with PTSD night terrors

The use of mobile applications has become an increasingly popular tool in the therapeutic community, as many clinicians have turned to them for making therapy more accessible and efficient for people with mental disorders such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For example, mobile applications are available on the U.S. Department of Veterans […]

The effects of parent incarceration on children
12-30   The effects of parent incarceration on children
Posted in Mental Health, PTSD

In the United States of America, 2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent. About 10 million youths have had a mother or father in prison some time in their lives. The National Resource Center on Children & Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University state that these kids experience “adverse childhood experiences” characterized by stigma, […]

Understanding PTSD in teenagers
12-18   Understanding PTSD in teenagers
Posted in PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is most commonly associated with veterans who return from war, but this disorder also affects children, adolescents, women and men who have experienced a traumatic event. The DSM-5 defines PTSD as a traumatic event that has occurred directly to the victim, is witnessed by the victim, or has occurred to a […]

How school shootings affect students
12-09   How school shootings affect students
Posted in Anxiety, PTSD, stress

Time and again, mass shootings invade our media and weigh down our hearts. A large proportion of these tragic events take place within our most sacred institutions – most notably our schools. As the conversation continually repeats, research and news outlets have shined a spotlight on a typically overshadowed aspect of these catastrophic events: the […]

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