Trauma and Homelessness Relationship Revealed

A new study has found that trauma levels for the long-term homeless are far greater than the general Australian community. The study also identified a relationship between trauma exposure, mental health difficulties, social disadvantage and ...

May 2

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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World-first PTSD research starts in Brisbane

Some of Australia's leading scientists, researchers and doctors have started world-first clinical research in Brisbane to unlock the code behind post-traumatic stress disorder - the debilitating and potentially fatal mental illness that impacts ...

Mar 25

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Outside the body our memories fail us

New research from Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University demonstrates for the first time that there is a close relationship between body perception and the ability to remember. For us to be able to store new memories from our lives, we need to ...

Mar 12

Categories: Borderline Personality Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

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Study links poor sleep quality to reduced brain gray matter

A new study of Gulf War veterans found an association between poor sleep quality and reduced gray matter volume in the brain's frontal lobe, which helps control important processes such as working memory and executive function.

Mar 3

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Sleep ...

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Could PTSD Involve Immune Cell Response to Stress?

Chronic stress that produces inflammation and anxiety in mice appears to prime their immune systems for a prolonged fight, causing the animals to have an excessive reaction to a single acute stressor weeks later, new research suggests. After the ...

Feb 24

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Stress ...

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Philippines: Specialised mental health treatment to target survivors ...

Many children were among the victims of typhoon Haiyan, with one school in the Tacloban area of the Philippines losing 59 of its pupils. Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) psychiatrist Frederique Drogoul describes a mental health programme that will ...

Feb 10

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...

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Study finds troubling relationship between drinking and PTSD symptoms ...

The estimated 9 percent of college students who have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are likely to drink more alcohol than peers without the psychological condition. In turn, heavy alcohol consumption exacerbates their PTSD ...

Jan 22

Categories: Addictions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...

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Prepare for Parenting by Healing Your Childhood Wounds

We often hear the cornerstone of healthy parenting quoted as consistently “responding with sensitivity” to our infants’ and children’s emotional and physical needs in relation to their biological-developmental stage. And while I agree this ...

Jan 21

Categories: Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...

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Dealing With Disaster As Much A Psychological Issue As A Physical One

KUALA LUMPUR: Every year a number of our fellow citizens fall victim to floods. Volunteers all around the nation come forward to aid these victims, and slowly but surely, the damage to property is worked on as victims return to their homes. However ...

Dec 17

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Protein that controls Anxiety and Trauma in Brain discovered

A team of Montréal researchers at the IRCM led by Dr. Nabil G. Seidah, in collaboration with Dr. William C. Wetsel's team at Duke University in the United States, discovered that the protein PC7 plays a critical role in the brain by affecting ...

Dec 16

Categories: Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Philippines: Health professionals learn psychological first aid to ...

Using a train-the-trainer approach, Filipino health professionals took part in a one-day workshop to learn how teach others in their communities to provide psychological first aid to support typhoon survivors.

Dec 12

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...

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Canadian Red Cross provides ‘psychological first aid’ to Tyhoon ...

Even after a disaster like Typhoon Haiyan, which ravaged the Philippines, kids have energy to burn. Toronto social services worker Sandra Damota is in one of the devastated areas to ensure that some of those kids have a mentally healthy outlet for ...

Nov 28

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...

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Mental Trauma Haunts Philippines Typhoon Survivors

Rodico Basilides visits a forlorn cross that stands as a memorial to his family who died in the catastrophic Philippine typhoon, one of countless survivors who are being forced to grieve without professional counseling. “This is for my wife, ...

Nov 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...

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There are 636,120 ways to have post traumatic stress disorder

The latest version of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) controversial diagnostic code - "the DSM-5" - continues the check-list approach used in previous editions. To receive a specific diagnosis, a patient must exhibit a minimum number of ...

Nov 22

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Therapists help with Philippine typhoon mental health

Dozens of psychologists were starting work in the typhoon-raked Philippines Wednesday to help dazed survivors deal with the psychological fallout of one of the country's worst ever disasters. The operation is an early attempt by health ...

Nov 15

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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