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By Michael Pittaro Ph.D. on January 18, 2019 in The Crime and Justice Doctor
Are we doing enough as a nation to identify and assist victims of sex trafficking—particularly those who commit crimes to escape their situations?
By Danny Penman Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in Mindfulness in a Frantic World
A new study shows that mindfulness reduced anxiety and stress in US Special Forces. Can even the most elite performers benefit from mindfulness training?
By John Cline Ph.D. on December 30, 2018 in Sleepless in America
Nightmare disorder occurs when nightmares are intense, frequent, deeply disturbing, and cause difficulty with daytime functioning.
By Kenneth E. Miller Ph.D. on December 16, 2018 in The Refugee Experience
Ever wonder what it's like to work in war zones and refugee camps? Amidst the pain, there is also resilience, and courage, and persistent hope.
By Christopher Bergland on December 13, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New state-of-the-art neuroscience research suggests that imagination can help the brain unlearn fear in ways that have been underestimated and unexplored until now.
By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on December 12, 2018 in The Web of Violence
In a society where women are often guilty until proven innocent, it is rare that a woman has only one #metoo story to her name.
By Carolyn Reinach Wolf on December 05, 2018 in From the Desk of the Mental Health Lawyer
High-profile revelations spurred advancements in the national conversation about mental health this year, but more progress is needed.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on December 05, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Understanding post-traumatic reactions is of increasing significance as we begin to grasp the massive level of abuse and neglect we inflict on one another.
By Emily Green Psy.D. on November 17, 2018 in There Is Always Another Part
The remarkable similarities between me and the police I treat, and the stark differences in how our communities support us.
By Erlanger A. Turner Ph.D. on November 15, 2018 in The Race to Good Health
Early detection of PTSD could increase treatment access in urban communities.
By Michael S. Scheeringa M.D. on November 06, 2018 in Stress Relief
Clinicians can be concerned about upsetting clients by asking about trauma, but the benefits of identifying PTSD outweigh the risks.
By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on October 15, 2018 in Media Spotlight
A new research study provides the most up-to-date conclusions about the long-term psychological impact of 9/11.
By Jeffrey Rinek & Marilee Strong on October 10, 2018 in Case Files
A former FBI agent who investigated horrific crimes against children writes about his PTSD and how his cases affected him and his family.
By Robert Schweitzer Ph.D. on October 10, 2018 in Global Events
Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege highlight gender violence and the plight of women-at-risk seeking refuge.
By George S. Everly, Jr. Ph.D., ABPP on October 09, 2018 in When Disaster Strikes: Inside Disaster Psychology
Psychological First Aid can be an effective tool for supporting family, friends, or coworkers through a crisis.
By Lloyd I Sederer M.D. on October 08, 2018 in Therapy, It’s More Than Just Talk
The record shows that it usually took about twenty years before a remake of A Star Is Born appears: 1937, 1954 and 1976. 2018 brings us the 4th version.
By Eugene Beresin M.D., M.A. on September 29, 2018 in Inside Out, Outside In
The allegations of sexual assault in hearings on Judge Kavanaugh should alert parents to the often unspoken experiences of our kids.
By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D. on September 25, 2018 in The Mindful Self-Express
Women have twice the rate of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder than men despite experiencing less trauma overall, and sexual trauma is particularly toxic.
By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on September 10, 2018 in Cop Doc
Cops are two to three times as likely to kill themselves as they are to be killed in the line of duty. Why? And what can you do about it?
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on September 07, 2018 in Cravings
Sexual violence can intensify memories of other traumatic events in your life. Researchers are working on ways to help.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on September 04, 2018 in Demystifying Psychiatry
Several mechanistically different treatments have been proposed for PTSD. A type of mindfulness-based treatment can now be added to this list.
By JoAnn Stevelos, MS, MPH on August 25, 2018 in Children at the Table
Why is it still difficult to talk about child sexual abuse?
By Monnica T Williams Ph.D. on August 24, 2018 in Culturally Speaking
The psychedelic train is pulling out of the station, and passengers are giddy with excitement—but people of color are left standing on the platform.
By Rebecca S. Heiss Ph.D. on August 23, 2018 in Psych-illogical
Why would women freeze up or even smile when they are the target of a sexual offense?
By Robert Berezin M.D. on August 20, 2018 in The Theater of the Brain
Trauma and its effects are built into the basic way the brain operates. Traumatic effects are universal.