Sunday, November 19, 2017

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#Deserter #suffered from #PTSD #schizotypal #personality #disorder

https://www.stripes.com/news/psychiatrist-bergdahl-likely-suffered-from-ptsd-and-other-disorders-before-his-capture-1.495640 He’s bright, but he’s also naive,” Morgan said. “He has a unique world view. He’s very curious, he’s slightly suspicious, and he’s odd.” The doctor said Bergdahl was suffering from schizotypal personality disorder in June 2008 and has likely suffered with the condition most of his life. Morgan said the disorder

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#NewZealand #ranks #top #ten #gender #equality

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/11/new-zealand-ranks-among-top-ten-nations-on-gender-equality-report.html New Zealand is among the top ten nations in the world when it comes to gender equality, according to a new global report. New Zealand was ranked ninth in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap report for 2017. The report measures nations on their progress for women in terms of the

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Conference set to help male victims of sex abuse

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/christchurch/conference-set-to-help-male-victims-of-sex-abuse/ Former FBI profiler and writer for the hit show Criminal Minds Jim Clemente will be speaking at the conference. He said kids are at less risk of sexual abuse today than they were 50 years ago and increased dialogue is helping to stop the behaviour. "The more dialogue we have the more

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I lost that fearless confidence I once had

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/sexual-abuse-survivors-james-toback-harvey-weinstein-1202602953/ Even now, Nguyen, 44, continues to second-guess her actions of that night. In a two-hour meeting with Variety last week at a West Hollywood park, she vacillated between holding Toback responsible and scrutinizing her own decisions to overlook the red flags leading up to that encounter. “I’m haunted and terrorized by

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#Physical #aggressiveness #linked #gray #matter #deficits

Physical aggressiveness linked to gray matter deficits in brain region, study finds https://t.co/os4otlfH6K— PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) October 25, 2017 “Human violence is baggage we should have left in the Paleolithic era,” remarked study author David S. Chester, an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. “However, people keep hurting each other in spite

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#Childhood #abuse #casts #long #painful #shadows

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE1710/S00096/significant-root-cause-of-trauma-for-addicts-highlighted.htm Dapaanz Executive Director Sue Paton says people with addiction have been particularly impacted by sexual abuse and other childhood trauma and that most of the people she knows struggling with addiction have trauma in their pasts. “We’re not minimising anybody else’s pain or diminishing what anyone has achieved overcoming it, but

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SSI Conference 2017

https://mssat.nz/ssi-conference/ The third conference of the South-South Institute (SSI 2017) will continue to address ‘the long shadow’, and build bridges by exploring our understanding of how past events have shaped contemporary discourse and social policy. SSI 2017 will advance the conversation about the impact of colonialisation on sexual violence and exploitation and

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#Stress #Harder #Recognise #Danger

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brain-waves/201710/stress-makes-it-harder-recognize-danger Stress comes in different forms—pain, hunger, fear, psychological upset. When we’re under stress, it’s often assumed that we are on heightened alert. If something hurts us, we imagine that an internal security system clicks on, scanning for other signs of danger. But a new study led by New York University

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