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Childhood trauma, PTSD, and psychosis: Findings from a highly traumatized, minority sample
"Trauma, especially early life trauma, is a risk factor for the development of both posttraumatic stress disorder and psychosis. The goal of the present study was to determine specific associations between exposure to childhood abuse, PTSD symptoms, and current psychotic disorder. Subjects were recruited from a public, urban hospital (N = 328, >90% African American). Psychotic disorders were measured using the MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview, PTSD was measured using the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale, child abuse was measured with the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, and lifetime trauma exposure was measured with the Traumatic Events Inventory. Logistic regression analyses showed that both child abuse and current PTSD were statistically significant predictors of psychotic disorder beyond the effects of lifetime trauma load."
US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health , June 29, 2016
Can a Single Injection Conquer PTSD? The Army Wants to Find Out
"FORT BELVOIR, Va.—The U.S. Army has commissioned a study to determine whether an anesthetic injection to the neck alleviates symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder—a treatment that, if proven effective, could be a big step toward easing an affliction affecting hundreds of thousands of troops who have returned from combat."
https://www.wsj.com, June 12, 2017
Nigerian schoolgirl freed by extremists comes home, shows signs on trauma
"Kidnapped 'Chibok girl' returns after five months in captivity. Spends initial night of freedom screaming 'They will kill me!'"
Daily News, September 26, 2014.
Reclassification of PTSD diagnosis potentially excludes soldiers diagnosed under previous criteria
"A new head–to–head comparison of screening questionnaires for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) shows a worrying discordance between the previous version of the PTSD definition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—fourth edition (DSM-IV) and DSM-5, released in 2013. The study is the first to directly compare the original DSM–IV and DSM–5 checklists in a large group of infantry soldiers."
The Lancet, August 14, 2014.
Children of Gaza face struggle to conquer war trauma
"Fewer than 100 specialist teachers are 'treating' more than 100,000 children.
Only in exceptional cases do the children have access to one–on–one meetings with psychologists and psychiatrists. And even fewer get a follow up."
AFP, August 02, 2014.
Traumatic Childhoods More Common Among Military Volunteers
"In particular, men who volunteered for the military were more than twice as likely as men without military experience to report at least one adverse event in childhood, which supports a theory that people may use the military to escape from dysfunctional home lives, the researchers wrote online July 23 in JAMA Psychiatry."
Reuters Health, July 25, 2014.
Arizona Psych Prof says fired over PTSD/marijuana research.
"(Reuters)—A University of Arizona researcher hoping to explore whether marijuana can help veterans with post–traumatic stress disorder was fired in a move that she said on Tuesday was payback for her high–profile advocacy regarding the work."
Reuters Health, July 01, 2014.
Early life stress can leave lasting impacts on the brain
"For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it — chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse — can have lasting negative impacts. A team of researchers recently showed these kinds of stressors, experienced in early life, might be changing the parts of developing children's brains responsible for learning, memory and the processing of stress and emotion."
Science Daily, June 27, 2014.
DOD, VA Called Out for Failing to Track PTSD Outcomes
"The US Department of Defence (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fall far short when it comes to tracking treatment outcomes in service members and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM)."
Medscape Neurology, June 20, 2014.
Acute Traumatic Stress
Report by Kenneth Harbert, PhD, BCETS, CTS, PA-C, originally published in Clinician Reviews 12(1):50-57, 2002.
Area of Brain Injury Linked With PTSD Symptoms in Children
Reuters Health, August 2, 2002
Stress, Trauma, & PTSD in Children
Information from the ChildTrauma Academy.
The Importance of Helping the Helper
Article reprint by Roger Friedman, Ph.D., LCSW, regarding secondary traumatic stress in child welfare workers.
Natural Proteins in Brain Wipe 'Fear' Slate Clean
Reuters Health, July 30, 2002
Portraits of Trauma, Beyond 9/11
The New York Times, May 20, 2002
Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder
Information from the American Psychiatric Association.
Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder
Information and resources from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Facts for Families: Children and Adolescents with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Guidelines from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
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American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
368 Veterans Memorial Highway
Commack, NY 11725
Phone: (631) 543-2217
Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
P.O. Box 3191
North Turramurra, NSW 2074
The ChildTrauma Academy
5161 San Felipe, Suite 320
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 818-3967
David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages
Research, information, and support resources regarding emotional trauma and traumatic stress.
European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
2342 AX Oegstgeest
Phone: 71 5191516
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
60 Revere Drive, Suite 500
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 480-9028
National Center for Post–Traumatic Stress Disorders
White River Junction VA Medical & Regional Office Center
215 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05009
Phone: (802) 296-6300
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
NCCTS — University of California, Los Angeles
11150 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 650
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: (310) 235-2633
Fax: (310) 235-2612
NCCTS — Duke University
411 West Chapel Hill Street, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 682-1552
Fax: (919) 613-9898
"NCTSN's collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence–based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children's lives by changing the course of their care."
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