Category Archives: Trauma & PTSD

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The 10 lessons of childhood emotional neglect.

The 10 lessons of childhood emotional neglect. (Psych Central) When, as a child, no one notices enough what you are feeling or what you need, you receive covert messages that are never stated outright, but which will nevertheless guide your life going forward. (Visited 87 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:An obstacle to grief: Childhood emotional…
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: For more than borderline personality.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: For more than borderline personality disorder. (Psych Central) DBT treatment or DBT informed therapy may be beneficial for individuals with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder. (Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Dialectical Behavior Therapy.Dialectical Behavior Therapy treats binge eating disorder.DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.Depression, anxiety and addiction.Chewing and spitting…
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Cognitive Processing Therapy: Help your loved one – PTSD.

Cognitive Processing Therapy: Help your loved one during treatment – PTSD. (National Center for PTSD) CPT helps people recognize how trauma has changed their view about themselves, others, and the world. CPT teaches people to recognize the negative thoughts that are created by the trauma. (Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:‘I can’t breathe’: Race…
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An obstacle to grief: Childhood emotional neglect.

An obstacle to the 5 stages of grief: Emotional neglect from childhood. (Psych Central) Being able to grieve in a healthy way requires a series of personality traits and skills that not everyone possesses. I have seen many people go to great lengths to avoid feeling their grief or get stuck in it, unable to…
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Cognitive Processing Therapy.

Cognitive Processing Therapy. Though CPT was originally developed to treat posttraumatic stress in sexual assault survivors, it has proven to be a beneficial approach for people seeking help for a number of other issues, such as military-related traumas, among others. (Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Cognitive Processing Therapy: Help your loved one – PTSD.A Comparison of Cognitive-Processing…
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Findings from multiple studies reflect the efficacy of DBT, especially for the treatment of borderline personality issues, posttraumatic stress, self-harm, and suicidality. (Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Dialectical Behavior Therapy: For more than borderline personality.Dialectical Behavior Therapy treats binge eating disorder.DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.OCD, motivation, and self-efficacy.The how and why of CBT.How early…
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Brilliant cartoon video for teaching children about consent.

Brilliant new cartoon video is the best starting point for teaching children about consent. (SheKnows) In an ideal world, we’d be able to protect our children from sexual assault, but the truth is, we can’t. But we can do the next best thing — and that’s to teach them about consent from a young age.…
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Suicide: Helping survivors cope.

Suicide: Helping survivors cope. (Psych Central) This paper aims to explore the impact suicide has on parents, siblings, children, peers, spouses, attempters, and therapist survivors. A thorough examination of the areas of greatest difficulty each survivor group experiences will be done. (Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Exercise benefits undermined if unable to cope.Parents, choose your…
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5 forms of abuse that are not physical.

Words do hurt: Five forms of abuse that aren’t physical. (Psych Central) Here are five forms of non-physical abuse commonly found in abusive relationships that you should always be on the lookout for, and ready to run from. (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:PTSD from a psychologically abusive marriage.Signs you are verbally abused: Part…
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Working through grief after national tragedies.

8 ways to work through grief after national tragedies. (SheKnows) When the news is dominated by nothing but tragedies, it’s critical to prioritize your own mental well-being and healing.   (Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Therapists reveal what therapy can do for you.The 5 stages of grief and loss.5 ways to shut down body…
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5 everyday ways to teach kids about consent.

5 everyday ways to teach your kids about consent. (Unworthy) Sexual consent can be tough to explain to young kids. But this psychotherapist has some advice.   (Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Brilliant cartoon video for teaching children about consent.How to talk to your mixed-race kids about race.Managing empty-nester stress.Half of U.S. kids exposed…
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Reassuring someone experiencing fear, anxiety.

The most reassuring thing you can say to someone experiencing fear and anxiety. (PsyBlog) Fear and anxiety are emotions that can trap you, but facing them can help, explains a clinical psychologist.   (Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:5 ways fear of rejection holds you back.Safety behaviors in social anxiety.30 iconic quotes to overcome…
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The film that is taking on campus rape.

The film that’s taking on campus rape—and winning. (Ms Magazine) The Hunting Ground, a documentary directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering—the team behind The Invisible War—has received critical acclaim for bringing new light to the campus rape crisis facing schools across the country, and breaking the silence on sexual assault reports suppressed by college officials. (Visited 14 times, 1…
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The link between racism and PTSD.

The link between racism and PTSD. (Psychology Today) Reserch has linked racism to a host of other problems, incuding serious psychological distress, physical health problems, depression, anxiety, binge drinking, and even disordered eating (Williams et al., 2014). A strong, positive African American identity can be potential protective factor against symptoms of anxiety and depression, but this not adequate protection when…
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How blacks emotionally protect themselves in age of BlackLivesMatter.

How black people can emotionally protect themselves in the age of #BlackLivesMatter. (The Washington Post) Consuming news and video of black pain and death from our social media feeds takes a psychological toll. Here are some tips on self-care.   (Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, intergenerational trauma.Living as a black man…
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Psychological toll of racism.

Racism’s psychological toll. (NY Times) Depression, intrusion (the inability to get the thoughts about what happened out of one’s mind), vigilance (an inability to sleep, out of fear of danger), anger, loss of appetite, apathy and avoidance symptoms and emotional numbing.   (Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Poor sleep takes huge toll on academics.Paying…
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PTSD from a psychologically abusive marriage.

You can get PTSD from a psychologically abusive marriage. (Your Tango) Abuse is slow and methodical and incessant, like a dripping kitchen faucet.   (Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:5 forms of abuse that are not physical.Changes in DSM-5: Racism can cause PTSD.‘I can’t breathe’: Race trauma and PTSD.Panic attack symptoms you should know.Signs…
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Trauma, social justice, and eating disorders.

Trauma, social justice, and eating disorders. (Proud2Bme) This piece connects anorexia nervosa to sexual violence (trigger warning for sexual violence, trauma, and description of disordered eating). (Visited 34 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:After the violence, therapists treat racial trauma.Key events can trigger eating disorders.Childhood trauma: 8 misconceptions.Binge Eating: The overlooked eating disorder.The deadly side of eating…
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Childhood trauma: 8 misconceptions.

Childhood trauma: 8 misconceptions about traumatic experience. (Psych Central) It’s important to remember that trauma is not just an event that is easy for an individual to get over. Trauma has a psychological, emotional, and physiological effect on the body and brain development. (Visited 47 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Half of U.S. kids exposed to trauma.Post-Traumatic…
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Some things hugs cannot fix.

Some things hugs can’t fix: Parental warmth does not remove anxiety that follows punishment. (Science Daily) A loving mom can’t overcome the anxiety and aggression caused by corporal punishment, and her otherwise warm demeanor may make it worse, according to recent research. (Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What people do not tell you about…
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Half of U.S. kids exposed to trauma.

Nearly half of U.S. kids exposed to traumatic social or family experiences during childhood. (Science Daily) Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development… (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Childhood trauma: 8…
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How early trauma influences behavior.

How early trauma influences behavior. (Science Daily) Traumatic and stressful events during childhood increase the risk to develop psychiatric disorders, but to a certain extent, they can also help better deal with difficult situations later in life. (Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Childhood trauma: 8 misconceptions.Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, intergenerational trauma.Half of U.S. kids exposed…
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Overcoming 3 common obstacles in therapy.

Overcoming 3 common obstacles in therapy. (World of Psychology) If you’re new to therapy, you may not know what to expect. To help you make the most of the process, we asked seasoned clinical psychologist Ryan Howes, Ph.D, to share the three biggest obstacles in therapy along with how to overcome each one. (Visited 30…
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Teens whose parents exert psychological control have trouble.

Teens whose parents exert more psychological control have trouble with closeness, independence. (Science Daily) Teens whose parents exerted psychological control over them at age 13 had problems establishing healthy friendships and romantic relationships both in adolescence and into adulthood, a new longitudinal study has found. (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Privileged teens more self-centered–and…
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Coping challenges, strategies after miscarriage.

Coping challenges, strategies for families experiencing miscarriage. (Science Daily) In comprehensive interviews with 20 couples who had recently experienced a miscarriage, two researchers explored how the couples handled the difficulties they faced when talking about their loss. (Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Experiencing a miscarriage in the social media age.7 signs your boss is…
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Fighting parents hurt ability to regulate emotion.

Fighting parents hurt children’s ability to recognize and regulate emotions. (Science Daily) Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child’s ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study. Exposure to conflict and violence in the home can shape children’s neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral responses. (Visited 40 times, 1…
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Hereditary trauma: Inheritance of traumas.

Hereditary trauma: Inheritance of traumas and how they may be mediated. (Science Daily) Researchers have now unmasked a piece in the puzzle of how the inheritance of traumas may be mediated. The phenomenon has long been known in psychology: traumatic experiences can induce behavioural disorders that are passed down from one generation to the next.…
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Changes in DSM-5: Racism can cause PTSD.

Changes in DSM-5: Racism can cause PTSD similar to that of soldiers after war. (Medical Daily) Updates to the recently released DSM-5 could potentially transform how race-based traumas are diagnosed in ethnic minorities.   (Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:The mental health costs of racism.‘I can’t breathe’: Race trauma and PTSD.The link between racism…
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Signs of emotional abuse.

Signs of emotional abuse. (World of Psychology) Emotional abuse is elusive. Unlike physical abuse, the people doing it and receiving it may not even know it’s happening. (Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:12 signs of emotional infidelity.5 forms of abuse that are not physical.13 unavoidable signs you need couples counseling.Mental abuse of young athletes.Neglect:…
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Signs you are verbally abused: Part I.

Signs you are verbally abused: Part I. (Psych Central) Verbal abuse takes many forms: from loud rants to quiet comments; from obvious put-downs to not-so-obvious remarks that undermine the partner. What all the methods have in common is the need to control, to be superior, to avoid taking personal responsibility, and to mask or deny…
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Key events can trigger eating disorders.

Family life study reveals key events that can trigger eating disorders. (ScienceDaily) Eating disorders can be triggered by lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, relationship problems, abuse and sexual assault, according to new research. Even changing school or moving home can prove too much for some young people and lead to conditions…
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Wearing your weight as armor.

Wearing your weight as armor. (World of Psychology) What is the connection between sexual abuse and developing an eating disorder? The answer is guilt, shame, anesthesia, self-punishment, soothing, comfort, protection and rage. (Visited 80 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Confessions of a Spanx addict.When law school gives you an eating disorder.Want to know why you cannot…
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A Comparison of Cognitive-Processing Therapy With Prolonged Exposure and a Waiting Condition for the Treatment of Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Female Rape Victims

A comparison of Cognitive-Processing Therapy with Prolonged Exposure and a waiting condition for the treatment of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder in female rape victims. (NIH) Analyses indicated that both treatments were highly efficacious and superior to MA. The 2 therapies had similar results except that CPT produced better scores on 2 of 4 guilt subscales.…
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