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May 19, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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The Link Between PTSD And Agression

May 19, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects eight per cent of adults in the United States. That means eight million Americans suffer from PTSD annually. Women are more likely to suffer from PTSD than men. While 10 per cent of women develop PTSD at some point in their lives, four per cent of men will experience PTSD. One of the responses to PTSD is anger as well as depression, chronic pain, sleep problems, substance misuse, suicide, and grief. A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience examined the link between traumatic stress and aggression. [More]

April 15, 2016
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Anger or Abuse - What's the Difference?

April 15, 2016 05:21 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D  [About the Author]

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There are many types of abuse and all are difficult to endure. Physical, sexual, emotional, financial and verbal cruelties are among the various forms of mistreatment that our society faces daily. Another type of brutality that is widespread and difficult to address is domestic abuse. Domestic violence has been a concern in our society for decades. [More]

February 19, 2015
by Tracy Busse, MA, LPC


The Atrocities of Boko Haram and Isis ARE Happening in America

February 19, 2015 07:55 by Tracy Busse, MA, LPC  [About the Author]

In the last year, the chilling actions of ISIS and Boko Haram have shocked many. Americans have questioned their barbaric practices and lack of regard for women. It is hard to imagine something like that happening in America. As stories of survivors are released, hearts sink when they hear of women and children being forced into marriage and raped by militants (Those, 2014). But what if these same injustices were happening in the United States? Perhaps they are. [More]

February 10, 2015
by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt

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Anger Management in 2015- What the Brain Tells Us

February 10, 2015 07:55 by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt  [About the Author]

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Through anger management training people learn to recognize and become aware of their anger cues as well as the intensity of stress, irritation, and frustration. They also address the unresolved pain contributing to their anger, as anger tends to anesthetize painful feelings and provides an illusion of control, power, and strength. [More]

November 25, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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The Importance of Healthy Communication in Relationships

November 25, 2014 07:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Many of us know in our minds that communication is an important part of relationships, but many of us don't realize just how important it can be. There are a lot of issues that may come along as a result of bad communication, and if we don't address it it in a prompt and healthy manner, it can actually end up causing a lot more problems than necessary. Some of the main reasons that people end up falling apart or getting divorced is because of misunderstandings that happen as a result of poor communication. [More]