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08-17   Dealing with adversity of childhood trauma affectionately

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Traumatic experiences during childhood may trigger symptoms of grievous mental health problems like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Trauma-affected children react differently from elders owing to their inability to deal with threatening events or incidents. This results in an incomplete perception of how children may comprehend traumatic experiences or what they have understood about their own […]

06-20   World Refugee Day: PTSD-affected refugees manage their stress differently from others

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The fear of attack by unknown sources coupled with the trauma of being displaced can lead to severe mental distress that can result in prolonged dysregulation of survival behaviors important for management of reflex actions. So much so, that some people may exhibit symptoms of psychological trauma and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Previous […]

12-13   Music as effective treatment for trauma

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As many in recovery from abuse and other sources of trauma are aware, the period of healing can be a long uphill battle. Not only can it take up to a few years to systematically erase lasting streaks of psychological damage, each individual case needs a unique blend of the right treatments. Through the progression […]

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 […]

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 […]

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