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Archives for Violence and Trauma

Cultural Psychiatry

The Psychology Behind the Brussels Terrorism

The authorities have released pictures of men implicated in the Brussels bombings, one of whom is thought to be still at large. But does the current media analysis mislead as to who is ultimately responsible? A new study, recently published by Sofia Pinero Kluch...
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Coping Skills

Does Owning a Gun Protect You?

Does personal ownership of guns really offer better personal protection? The main reason Americans own guns is, apparently, for protection, yet, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Vermont point out in a new study, little is actually known...
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Coping Skills

Risk Factors for PTSD in Military Personnel

Most clinical discussions involving posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and military personnel revolve around treatment and prognosis. One area that doesn’t garner as much discussion is what puts some service members at greater risk for developing the disorder. This emphasis is likely because of the...
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Cultural Psychiatry

Finding Meaning in Suffering

My experiences as a psychotherapist and spiritual counselor have made it evident to me that we all seek to discern a deeper meaning in our human existence by connecting with a higher spiritual sense of life, on personal and collective levels. There are universal...
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBCT: Couples Therapy for PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has traditionally been viewed by clinicians as a disorder of the individual. PTSD is a common issue for both active duty members and veterans of our military. Although common PTSD symptoms such as nightmares, disturbing memories, hyperarousal and insomnia do...
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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Healing the Traumatized Child

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet. New York: Knopf; 1924) Carl Jung said: “In every adult there lurks a child—an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed and calls for unceasing...
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