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April 18, 2015
by Joan Childs,LCSW

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How Terrorism Terrorizes Us

April 18, 2015 07:55 by Joan Childs,LCSW  [About the Author]

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Nearly four years after September 11, 2001, an abstract was published online. Its title: The Impact of Terrorism on Brain and Behavior: What We Know and What We Need to Know. This abstract was based on papers presented by Paul Slovic, Rachel Yehuda, Edna Foa, Daniel Pine, Matthew Friedman, John Krystal, and Robert Ursano at the ACNP meeting in December 2003 (Yehuda & Human, 2005). This article draws attention to how terrorism continues to terrorize us so many years later. [More]

September 2, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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How Do I Recognize a Panic Attack?

September 2, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

how do i recognizea panic attack
One terrifying and debilitating thing that many people have to deal with are panic attacks. There are a number of people throughout the world who are diagnosed with panic disorders, and may have to deal with the negative effects of panic attacks on a regular basis as a result of the disorder. Other people may have panic attacks as a side effect of a disorder, like anxiety or depression, because they are unable to deal with extreme amounts of stress; these people don't necessarily have a panic disorder, but suffer from the same sorts of panic attacks that those with disorders have to deal with too. [More]

August 30, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

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Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Returning Combat Veterans

August 30, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

understanding post traumatic stress disorderin returning combat veterans
The United States is currently involved in a number of combat situations in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is increasing awareness among researchers and mental health professionals that there are a number of health and mental health problems that returning veterans are experiencing in their return from combat. Many returning veterans are presenting to medical professionals with emotional distress that is primarily being attributed to their experiences in these violent situations. Researchers are beginning to analyze what this means for this demographic, and how to best assist them in navigating the difficulties that they are experiencing. [More]

August 27, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

effectively copingwith anxiety

Effectively Coping with Anxiety

August 27, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

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Anxiety is a common mental health concern. It is defined by Endler (1997), as being an emotion that is driven by fear. Anxiety can interfere with a person’s ability to function in daily activities, and can become so invasive in their lives that they may be unable to deal with work or school. When anxiety becomes this much of a problem, it is important to have strategies to decrease the anxiety. [More]