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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 10, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Family Separation at the Border: Who to Blame?

April 10, 2020 07:44 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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According to a human rights experts that performed psychological evaluations with immigrants, they stated that separation of families by immigration officials amounts to torture. In an investigation, “You Will Never See Your Child Again: The Persistent Psychological Effects of Family Separation,” Physicians for Human rights evaluated 17 adults and nine children from Central America who had been separated between 60 and 69 days. [More]

February 4, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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This Parenting Program Helps Parents Manage Stress

February 4, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Family Systems and Health looked at whether Parenting Journey, a 12-week parenting program based on the principles of family systems theory, helps parents manage stress and improve family strengths. This is the first study of the impact of Parenting Journey on parent-reported outcomes. While there are many parent training programs, researchers say there is still a need for effective supports that can be delivered in the community to parents of different races and backgrounds. [More]

October 1, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Higher Stress During Mid-Life Is Associated With Greater Memory Decline In Women

October 1, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Stress is on the rise for women and it can lead to a host of health problems over the lifespan including depression, anxiety, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease, an incurable brain disorder that destroys memory and the ability to perform simple tasks. Women, in fact, are more likely than men to develop Alzheimer’s disease. At first, researchers thought this was because women lived longer than men, however, more and more research is pointing to other factors, including stress. [More]

August 23, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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WHO Reclassifies Burnout as a “Syndrome”

August 23, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Burnout is a word commonly thrown around. People are burned out from work and family obligations. Burned out from media consumption. Burned out from commitments. World Health Organization (WHO) updated its definition for the ICD-11 to identify burnout as a “syndrome”, tying it to "chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." [More]