Saturday, August 18, 2018

Health risks linger long after acute psychological trauma ends

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/12/children-and-ptsd-health-risks-lurk-long-after-psychological-trauma.html Researchers have long concluded that exposure to trauma can result in severe mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and PTSD. Furthermore, mental health experts have concluded that individuals who have experienced trauma during their childhood — including physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect, natural disasters or

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PTSD: Debriefing can do more harm than good

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jul/23/seven-ways-to-deal-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd People with mild symptoms of PTSD may get better within a month without treatment. But if the initial response to the trauma is severe, treatment should start sooner rather than later, otherwise it becomes harder to treat. Everyone who has experienced trauma should be given practical support in an empathic

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Prison employees experience PTSD on par with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180713/Prison-employees-experience-PTSD-on-par-with-war-veterans-study-finds.aspx Prison employees experience PTSD on par with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a new study from a Washington State University College of Nursing researcher found. Working conditions in a prison can include regular exposure to violence and trauma, and threats of harm to the workers and their families. Previous studies have

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Gaslighting and the death of democracy

http://theweek.com/speedreads/778509/trump-raves-that-kim-jong-un-great-personality-loves-people President Trump was left with a glowing impression of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after their summit together in Singapore on Tuesday. "Really, he's got a great personality," Trump told Voice of America's Greta Van Susteren of the man who has executed more than 340 people since taking power

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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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#PTSD #climate #change

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/04/climate-change-mental-health-report/ In 2014, human-induced climate change played a role in at least 14 extreme weather events, National Geographic reports. These included Hawaii’s active hurricane season, droughts in East Africa, and record rains in New Zealand and France. People who endure such events may subsequently experience immediate or long-term psychological trauma due

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