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National Friendship Day: Helping a friend through traumatic event recall
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Undergoing a traumatic experience can be extremely distressing and often threatening. It can result in the individual feeling fearful, even when relatively safe; constantly be on the edge; feel numb and detached; and disrupt his/her ability to come to terms with the event. Though most people recover from the trauma, it can resurface in the […]

How Charlize Theron overcame her real life trauma to live a successful reel life
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In a radio interview, actor Charlize Theron (41), recently opened up about her experience growing up with a father addicted to alcohol and the night her mother killed him in an act of self-defense. A teenager at the time of the incident, the aftermath was worse than the incident itself, she shared. Theron told the […]

Music therapy may work well with schizophrenic patients, says study
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“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” The famous line by late German author Berthold Auerbach describes the importance of music in our day-to-day lives. There are studies that show how music impacts a person’s physical and mental health and provides emotional support. Now, a new study suggests that music therapy […]

Under Trumpcare, PTSD, PPD can be pre-existing conditions
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Although the Trump Administration’s Obamacare replacement plan has passed the House of Representatives, opponents of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) say that the new bill would allow states to discriminate against women. Under the AHCA, the states are allowed to grant insurance companies the power to deny coverage to a patient basis pre-existing conditions, […]

Beyond the Super Bowl myth:The real dangers of domestic abuse
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Finding patterns in domestic abuse can hold clues to combating this rampant societal scourge. In 1993, Sheila Kuehl, currently a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in California, held a press conference to declare Super Bowl Sunday as an especially dangerous time for female victims of domestic violence. Despite the attention to […]

Understanding trauma and potential solutions
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Trauma is a powerful psychological force affecting countless individuals around the world due to many different sources. Various forms of abuse, natural disasters, terrorism and more can impact psychological faculties in even the strongest minds. Understanding trauma and possible treatments is crucial for reducing stigma and developing a psychologically welcoming society. Unpacking the self-trauma model […]

Social networks raise mental health awareness
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Many people use social media to vent about everyday occurrences. However, sometimes posts and comments can go beyond harmless complaints. Social media users can write alarming messages about topics such as self-harm, leaving friends and family concerned about how to respond. For instances such as these, the social media giant Facebook has introduced a new […]

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 […]

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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