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Exploring the possibility of complex post-traumatic stress disorder
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As the field of psychology as a whole developed throughout the 20th century, the identification of official psychological disorders significantly blossomed too. Though precursors of the ailments were observed much earlier in the aftermaths of both world wars, it was not until 1980 that post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, was included in the Diagnostic and […]

The benefits of journaling one’s thoughts post trauma
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Conscientious and introspective children alike may have fond memories of writing in a personal diary or journal, retelling the formative events in their lives through an experiential lens. This process may have been genuinely therapeutic while going through a stressful time, such as the trials and tribulations of high school or dealing with a pet’s […]

Women artists of Arizona: a history of rediscovery and recovery
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Arizona joined the United States in 1912 and ever since has been a Mecca for those seeking a rugged lifestyle and awe-inspiring scenic experiences. The outstretched deserts, towering ranges and open skies have been a source of imaginative inspiration and therapeutic effects for many an individual. The history of art in Arizona is a tale […]

The trends of violence against women over time
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For an undeniable amount of women, violence within an intimate relationship is sadly an all too common problem. Also classified as domestic violence, the U.S. Department of Justice defines the term as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one intimate partner to manipulate power and control over another partner. […]

The effect of macromastia on female mental health
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Many struggle with framing bodies in a positive light. An individual might have a particular feature he or she is uncomfortable with like a birthmark or a scar. In more extreme circumstances, some must deal with physical features that are so burdensome they require medical intervention. These situations can create emotional, physical and financial burdens. […]

The impact of neglectful parents
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No one is perfect. Dealing with life’s challenges can be tough, especially for parents. Parental figures are often held to a higher societal standard because they are in charge of another human being. Even the best parents can have difficulty raising their children to be well-adjusted individuals and may face many challenges when raising a […]

The stresses of teen pregnancy
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A study released last year by the Guttmacher Institute found the U.S. teenage pregnancy rate dropped 51 percent between 1990 and 2010. The 2010 rate of 57.4 pregnancies per 1,000 teenage girls and women ages 15-19 represents a drop of 15 percent since 2008 alone. While this study demonstrates that fewer teens are becoming pregnant, […]

Premature birth riskier when pregnant with PTSD
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With a growing body of research pointing to stress and depression causing premature birth, it is not too surprising that post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is beginning to be implicated as well. The findings of the Stanford University study revealed that PTSD is not only a risk factor for preterm delivery, but accounts for almost […]

New research strengthens dual diagnosis link between ADHD and trauma
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When analyzing a given mental disorder, it is important to review all possible coexisting conditions that may be hiding underneath a blanket of other symptoms. While great progress has been made over recent decades to identify which types of conditions commonly overlap, many psychological relationships are still being discovered everyday. A study at UC Berkeley […]

What to know about couples therapy
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Couples therapy is a beneficial tool that can be utilized by those in a romantic relationship to both better themselves and each other simultaneously. Regardless of a pair’s sexual orientation, stage of their relationship or specific issue, this is a general guiding resource that can prove to be extremely helpful. Unfortunately, decades of traditional standards […]

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