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September 9, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate


Desensitization or Inspiration - What is the Effect of Viewing Graphic Photos?

September 9, 2015 09:35 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

The images are searing and undeniably heart wrenching - three year old boy’s body washed up on a pristine beach. The boy could be sleeping, in that curled up limp way that toddlers are known to sleep wherever they find themselves exhausted. He doesn’t look to be gone, as if he might just wake up and rub his eyes at any moment, then scamper away to play. A police officer approaches, then scoops him up in the following image. [More]

August 30, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

understanding post traumatic stress disorderin returning combat veterans

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]