Clinician's Corner: Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have been called the signature injury suffered by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and have been singled out as a risk factor for the development of dementing disease among world-class athletes.
Emotion Dysregulation Prospectively Predicts PTSD Symptom Severity 3-Months after Traumatic Exposure
By understanding processes contributing to the development of PTSD, we can target these processes early-on using evidence-based interventions to help individuals recover from traumatic experiences and protect against (or mitigate) long-term psychiatric problems. our study aimed to examine if emotion dysregulation in the aftermath of a traumatic event predicts PTSD symptoms 3 months later, even when considering other risk factors for PTSD.
How do Black Men Seek Psychological Help after Trauma?
How and why people seek help after a traumatic event remains an area ripe for study. We know that trauma symptoms can be a potential barrier to seeking psychological help though in some cases they may serve to facilitate help seeking. Given the burden of racism in the US, Black men often feel these barriers most potently.
Is Change in the Centrality of a Traumatic Event Associated with PTSD Symptom Reduction During Intensive Treatment?
What is it about certain events that makes them really stick with people years later? Some have argued that an event is more likely to be traumatic if it is seen as “central”. Few studies have examined how centrality is affected by PTSD treatment.
Pride Month During A Global Pandemic
June is Pride month worldwide for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. In recognition of the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City on June 28, 1969, it is a time to celebrate the resiliency of the community, reflect on the progress we have seen in acceptance, and continue to advocate for increased rights and legal protection.
Using Latent Class Analysis to Support ICD-11 Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis in a Sample of Homeless Adults
Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) is a new diagnosis that recognises that different types of traumatic experiences can impact individuals in ways that the more established diagnosis of PTSD does not capture (World Health Organization, 2018: WHO). The distinction might best be conveyed by considering the way an individual could internalise the experience of surviving a serious car accident, or terrorist attack, with the way another individual internalises repetitive childhood sexual abuse. We investigated the CPTSD model with a group of people who have experienced homelessness and trauma in Australia.
What aspects of child maltreatment impact capacity for resilience in adulthood?
Did you know that by age 18, almost one in five teenagers in the United States will have experienced some form of child maltreatment, such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse (Gilbert et al., 2009)? In this study, we wanted to better understand resilient capacity, and how different aspects of child maltreatment might influence this capacity in adulthood.