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A New Focus on the ‘Post’ in Post-Traumatic Stress

A New Focus on the ‘Post’ in Post-Traumatic Stress by David Dobbs December 24, 2012 The New York Times A significant body of work suggests that what a person experiences just after a traumatic event, particularly other people’s responses, may be just as crucial as the event itself.

Biological Consequences and Transgenerational Impact of Violence and Abuse

Biological Consequences and Transgenerational Impact of Violence and Abuse By Gretchen N. Neigh,Ph.D., Lorie A. Ritschel, Ph.D., and Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, Ph.D., Psychiatric Times, 11/17/10 Numerous biological theories have been proposed to explain the potent and robust effects of ELS [Early Life Stress] on mental and physical health outcomes. One such theory, the diathesis-stress […]

Behind the Facade, Post-Traumatic Stress

Behind the Facade, Post-Traumatic Stress by Karen Barrow, The New York Times, November 22, 2010 The disorder — in which a traumatic experience leaves the patient suffering from severe anxiety for months or years after the event — is often associated with battlefield combat and natural disasters. But as Dr. Frank Ochberg, a clinical professor […]