Trauma

Gas lighting: A wicked form of mental abuse

07-17   Gas lighting: A wicked form of mental abuse

Rooms illuminated with gas light are notoriously known to feel unpleasant and oppressive. Being manipulated by another person also feels unpleasant and oppressive. When someone manipulates another person into questioning his or her own sanity, it is called gas lighting. Origin of the term First described in the medical journal Lancet in 1969, the term […]


The surprising challenges of reintegration after trauma

06-27   The surprising challenges of reintegration after trauma

The premise is disturbing. After surviving what most people have not or cannot, you came out alive. Your life was at stake every minute of every hour, death in your peripheral and insanity at your heels. But as abruptly as the trauma began, you are brought out. Suddenly your long-lost loved ones are staring you […]


United by grief: How mass shootings affect everyone

06-15   United by grief: How mass shootings affect everyone

Posted in Coping, PTSD, Trauma

As Americans, we have become intimately familiar with mass shootings. It seems as though every month, a new tragedy hits us, sending the country reeling. Last Sunday, we have reached an unfortunate milestone: We have experienced the most deadly shooting in all of U.S. history thus far. At least 49 people were killed and 53 […]


Veterans with PTSD age faster, more likely to have metabolic syndrome

06-08   Veterans with PTSD age faster, more likely to have metabolic syndrome

Posted in PTSD, Research, Trauma

Two recently published studies by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine have found that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can physically alter the brain and even cause accelerated aging. In other words, trauma ages people — not only psychologically, but also physically. The first study The first study was led by Erika J. Wolf, […]


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