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Trauma in Individuals and Families

A Model of Trauma . . . and how it applies to the individual and families. The mechanisms of trauma and PTSD have been detailed over the past 30 years with the improvements in neural imaging. Less, however, is known … Continue reading

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Baby Attachment and Trauma

Mother Helps Baby Develop a Healthy Nervous System The following video talks about the importance of the mother and child bond in developing social and emotional intelligence. Disruption in this bond at this fragile time can cause¬† emotional disturbances, anxiety, … Continue reading

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Holidays Affect Trauma and PTSD

How to Survive the Holidays with Trauma and PTSD. The following 8.5 minute video by Dr. Harry Croft provides insights into why the holidays aggravate trauma and PTSD. He also explains the symptoms of PTSD and why they are particularly … Continue reading

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Depression and Trauma and PTSD

We all feel blue or sad at times, but these feelings usually pass within a few days. But depression lasts weeks or months and should be taken seriously. Most people need treatment in order to get better. According to the … Continue reading

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Emergency Personnel: Trauma and PTSD

Just seeing Horror and Gore Causes Trauma Seeing horrific scenes and gore is a category of trauma that affects so many first responders such as EMT’s, policemen, and firefighters, many of whom suffer from trauma and PTSD. (They’ll probably deny … Continue reading

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School Shootings: The Traumas of Bullying

The traumas of the bully and their victims both need to be addressed. In an article in the Sun Sentinel, Tony Plakas notes a 2003 study published in the American Behavioral Scientist, in which researchers¬† observed a common theme among … Continue reading

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Self-Soothing Touch for Anxiety, Trauma, and PTSD

Self-soothing touch is a way we can relieve anxiety and lessen the effects of Trauma and PTSD. Just as a mother’s touch calms an upset baby, so self-touch can sooth minor emotional upsets and anxious feelings that arise from the … Continue reading

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