Archives for Violence and Trauma

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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Evaluating Workplace Psychological Injury

In the past, evaluating psychological injuries which occurred in the workplace has proven to be a complicated task. Issues surrounding harassment and discrimination were topics for discussion at the Australian Psychological Society Conference in April 2013. Jane Goodman-Delahunty, PhD, is a research professor at...
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Addiction

Returning Veterans With Addictions

Members of the military returning from combat operations have high rates of substance abuse. They also often exhibit a co-occurring triad of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and pain, which complicates the problems with substance abuse.
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