Book Review: "Drop the Worry Ball"

When children experience fearful situations, they have the opportunity to cope with challenges, which increases their long term resilience.

Trauma Workers At Risk for Compassion Fatigue

Those who experience compassion fatigue are often more caring of their clients, and more vulnerable to the emotional pain of others. There are, however, ways to overcome compassion fatigue.

Poor Care Pushes LGBTQ Seniors Back in the Closet

LBGTQ seniors cope with the choice between staying silent and revealing their identities to potentially hostile healthcare providers. Improvements are needed to ensure the safety and well-being of this group.

Dysregulation: A New DSM Label for Childhood Rages

The disorder, which is meant to distinguish intense temper outbursts from bipolar disorder, describes children who lash out for a host of reasons.

"Love Hormone" Oxytocin Linked to Domestic Violence

Oxytocin, which leads to trust and attachment, may also lead to possessive and abusive behaviours.

Taboo of Male Rape Keeps Victims Silent

The stigmatization of male rape victims is harsh, such that survivors may not identify as victims, or realize that they have experienced a sexual assault.

Abusing Your Body Through Exercise

Stress and obsession characterize muscle dysphoric disorder.

Distinct ADHD Symptoms in Girls Result in Under-Diagnosis

Understanding gender differences leads to a better diagnosis.

Grieving the Loss of a Child: The Five Stage Myth

The trauma experienced by grieving parents cannot be captured by the five stage model.

Social Media Cannot Fix 'Being Alone'...Nor Should It

Being alone is not the same as loneliness, and it could be good for you.

The Changing Face of the Heroin Addict

Heroin use is spiking across the United States, especially among middle-class populations without prior history of use.

A Contrast to Psychiatry: The ‘Hearing Voices’ Movement

Those opposed to classical psychiatric models claim that hearing voices may be a normal part of the human experience and that the diagnosis of schizophrenia may be unfounded.

When a Parent Is Incarcerated

A two-step process developed by Dr. Glen Palm may help children cope with their parents' incarceration.

Wisdom From a Psychopath?

Research by Dr. Kevin Dutton shows that psychopathic traits may be appealing to individuals, but are harmful for communities.

I Feel Your Pain: The Neuroscience of Empathy

Mirror neurons help us detect pain and emotion in others and evidence that empathy has biological roots.

Treatments Available to Long Term Abduction Victims

A variety of therapeutic techniques that focus on empowerment and reconnecting with family can help abduction victims heal.

Forgetting PTSD: How Genes Affect Memory

The tet1 gene plays a central role in forgetting traumatic experiences.

Human Trafficking Remains Widespread Form of Slavery

An interview with Mark Lagon, Chair of International Relations and Security at Georgetown University, on human trafficking as a contemporary form of slavery.

Anorexia Affects More Men Than Previously Thought

Anorexia and bulimia are traditionally seen as “female problems” but recent studies show that approximately one third of people with anorexia and about one half of those with bulimia are men.

Children Who Kill Are Often Victims Too

Children who murder have often been severely abused or neglected and have experienced a tumultuous home life

Love Is War: Post Infidelity Stress Disorder

Due to the symptomatic similarities between PISD and PTSD, therapists are now beginning to use PTSD counselling techniques to help couples either stay together or move on from the trauma of infidelity.

Family Storytelling: Good for Children (and Parents)

Increasing bonding and resilience as well as lowering behavioural and emotional difficulties are among the many benefits.

Coping With Traumatic Brain Injury

Tricia Williams, a clinical neuropsychologist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, explains how to improve child development and mental health for individuals coping with a TBI.

Why Does Anyone Love Men Who Won't Love Back?

Guest writer Aviva Philipp-Muller examines why Hollywood glorifies characters who exhibit a dismissing-avoidant attachment style.

Ritual Abuse, Cults and Captivity

Escaping the torment of a cult can be the most difficult part for a survivor, but recovery and rehabilitation can be just as challenging.

Children Who Kill Are Often Victims Too

Research shows that, while extremely rare, children who kill often come from chaotic and abusive backgrounds, are not fully emotionally developed and do not fully understand the severity of their crimes.

Virginity Tests Place Physicians in Quandary

Refusing to perform the test or giving a negative result can dishonour a woman in the eyes of her family, but going along with the procedure presents a profound ethical dilemma.

The Heart is a Drum Machine: Drumming as Therapy

Drumming has the potential to be a therapeutic technique that provides both relaxation and energy to the emotionally wounded.

When You’re Gone: Deployment Effects On Parenting

Deployed soldiers and their families often face great emotional strain when they are forced to separate.

Methadone Treatment May Prolong Addiction

The most important missing link in methadone treatment is drug counselling.

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