Friday, August 11, 2017

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New research from McLean Hospital neuroscientists shows in an animal model that being bullied can have long-term, dramatic effects on sleep and other circadian rhythm-related functions, symptoms that are characteristic of clinical depression and other stress-induced mental illnesses. The researchers, however, also found that it...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


  • Stress can cause people to misidentify cues as dangerous for self-defense

  • This may explain why PTSD symptoms are worse during periods of stress

  • As well as why repeated stress and trauma during war increases the risk of PTSD

  • Experts believe these findings could help to treat PTSD symptoms...

Monday, August 7, 2017

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Post by: Kassi Klower

I feel my stomach drop.

My body starts shaking; and all of a sudden, I just can’t calm down. I’m finding it hard to breathe; my hands start clenching and unclenching uncontrollably. Inside my chest, my heart is beating faster and faster, my eyes start darting left and right — partly because I can’t seem to...

Friday, August 4, 2017

 Original post by:Ana Sandoiu

A new study suggests that experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder at a young age may lead to Alzheimer's disease in old age, using a newly discovered molecular pathway.

More and more evidence is suggesting that developing post-traumatic stress disorder early in life can raise the risk of dementia in old age. New research finds...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and risk of divorce has not been well studied. However, it has been suggested that PTSD is linked to divorce, coping strategies, and emotional intelligence (EI). A study further examining these links found a minor role for PTSD in adjusting to divorce, but a significant correlation between PTSD and...

Monday, July 31, 2017

PET images indicating higher mGluR5 receptor availability in an individual with PTSD vs. a healthy comparison participant.

A study of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — conducted by the VA National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), National PTSD Brain Bank, and Yale University — has identified a new potential mechanism contributing to the biology of the disorder...

Friday, July 28, 2017

(Image Credit: Megan Skelly/Flickr)

A new study outlines which coping strategies work best for stressed children and teens.

“Chronic stress is bad for adults, but it is particularly troublesome for children…”

The study is a meta-analysis of more than 200 coping and emotion regulation studies that included more than 80,000 young people. Learning effective ways t...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Charlene Sarraf, a certified life coach at Scottsdale Recovery Center demonstrates what an EMDR session looks like. (Photo by Lauren Marshall/Cronkite News).

SCOTTSDALE – Traci Temple St. John suppressed the trauma of her childhood for years. Adults said they loved her, then physically and sexually abused her, she said.

Then, at 50 years old, she found the bod...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Trauma Heart (Paperback)

We Are Not Bad People Trying to Be Good, We Are Wounded People Trying to Heal--Stories of Survival, Hope, and Healing  - Buy it here:

The majority of people addicted to substances or process addictions such as relationship disorders, eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, gambling or pornography a...

Monday, July 24, 2017


Wondering where that random muscle pain is coming from? Take a look at your stress levels. According to experts, stress is much more than a mental issue—it can manifest and get stored in your body, causing serious physical problems.

What is stress?

Stress can be caused by all types of situations, whether it be work-related problems,...

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