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2012-03-14 21:00:48

One in four HIV patients was found to have been sexually abused as a child, according to a two-year Duke University study of more than 600 HIV patients. Traumatic childhood experiences were also linked to worse health outcomes among these patients, who are aged 20 to 71. More than half of these patients in the Coping with HIV/AIDS in the Southeast (CHASE) study had experienced sexual or physical abuse in their lifetimes, according to researchers from the Duke Center for Health Policy and...

2012-02-22 19:15:00

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine´s Global Trauma Relief Team, led by James S. Gordon, M.D., is now in Haiti teaching health care professional how to heal a population traumatized by a devastating earthquake, poverty, and ongoing political turmoil. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 The Center for Mind-Body Medicine's (CMBM) Global Trauma Relief Team is now in Jacmel, Haiti, through February 26, 2012, teaching 120 health care providers how to use CMBM´s mind-body techniques...

2012-02-03 08:00:00

Featuring Medical Trauma in Childhood Chicago (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 A little boy suffers third-degree burns when a pot of boiling water tips over on him. Doctors immediately sedate him, spend weeks treating his wounds and send the toddler home. Now his mother can´t get him to go in the kitchen or bathe. Sometimes he´s afraid to go outside. Everything reminds the boy of his painful burns. This is the psychological impact of medical trauma and the focus of an April 20...

2011-12-12 20:00:00

In the wake of child sexual abuse allegations tied to the Penn State University football program, Dr. Tony Mannarino, a nationally recognized child abuse expert from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, will deliver written testimony at a hearing tomorrow before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families. The hearing is intended to examine how well federal laws are protecting children. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 Anthony Mannarino, Ph.D., an internationally...

2011-12-02 08:00:00

A recent article in USA Today states that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is experienced in about 200,000 veterans according to the VA (http://usat.ly/rTn1t2). A leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder is guilt that troops experience because of moral dilemmas faced in combat. Dr. Bonnie Weil treats PTSD as well as the related disorder also known as Survivor Guilt. (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 A recent article in USA Today states that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is...

2011-11-30 18:07:41

Stress-related disorders are often linked to people working in the line of fire. In a study led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center in collaboration with the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, police recruits were assessed during academy training before critical incident exposure and provided salivary cortisol at first awakening and after 30 minutes. Police academy recruits who showed the greatest rise in the stress hormone cortisol after...

2011-11-30 14:39:47

Study identifies risk factors for those most in need of treatment A Florida State University clinical psychologist has identified factors that could cause some women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to have chronic, persistent symptoms while others recover naturally over time. At the conclusion of a two-year study of women from across the nation, Assistant Professor Jesse R. Cougle found that those with PTSD who reported a history of rape or severe childhood physical abuse...


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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
2013-07-19 15:31:29

Posttraumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder characterized by adverse anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that results from exposure to an event that causes psychological trauma. Examples of events that could lead to PTSD include the threat of harm or death to oneself or to someone else, or witnessing an event that overwhelms the individual's ability to cope. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include flashbacks or nightmares,...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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