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December 29, 2022
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Child Survivors of Firearm Injury More Likely To Receive Mental Health Diagnosis Within a Year

December 29, 2022 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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35% of children injured with a firearm receive a new mental health diagnosis in the year following their injury. Data published recently in the Anals of Surgery found that child survivors of firearm injury have high rates of new mental health diagnoses, even when compared with children who have injuries in motor vehicle accidents. [More]

July 12, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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Does Repeated Exposure To Hurricanes Cause Mental Health Distress?

July 12, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in JAMA looked at the association between repeated exposure to hurricanes and mental health in Florida residents. “Our study sought to examine the relationship between exposure to catastrophic hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and both mental health and functional impairment (e.g., work and social functioning),” study author Dana Rose Garfin told us. [More]

October 12, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Sexual Assault And The Effects Of Trauma On The Brain

October 12, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Brain Imaging Behaviour looked at sexual assault and white matter hyperintensities among midlife women. “Adverse mental health implications of trauma and sexual assault have been studied extensively over the years, yet much of this research wasn’t spotlighted before the advent of the #MeToo movement several years ago,” study author Dr. Rebecca Thurston told us. “There has been some work, including my own research, which linked experiences of trauma and sexual assault to the underlying cardiovascular disease risk in women. However, much less is known about what these traumatic experiences may mean for a woman’s risk of serious brain disorders such as stroke and dementia.” [More]

July 21, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Should Colleges Be Discussing Current Race Issues In The Classroom?

July 21, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Black Studies explores the impact of publicized killings of Black men and boys by police shared in social media and viewed by underrepresented college students in the U.S. The study, titled: “The Only Thing New is the Cameras”: A Study of U.S. College Students’ Perceptions of Police Violence on Social Media, found that the majority of college students experienced emotional trauma watching the videos. They shared their fears about being pulled over by police. [More]

September 10, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can Trauma Be Reversed?

September 10, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to Dr. James S. Gordon, it can. Dr. Gordon believes trauma touches us all at some point in our lives and that his evidence-based program outlined in his new book, The Transformation, can reverse the psychological and biological damage caused by trauma. "The research we’ve done shows that this program is remarkably effective in relieving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder," Dr. Gordon told us. [More]