BLOG: Now is the time for us as mental health care providers to begin to prepare ways to reach out to our colleagues on the frontlines to make our services more easily available, starting with the assumption that they are traumatized until proven otherwise.
Stress-related disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, are associated with a considerably higher risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases, according to a study published online in JAMA Neurology.
A generalized disruption in the brain’s memory control system may explain why people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are unable to suppress unwanted memories, a study published in the journal Science suggests.
Psychiatrist Sarah Vinson, MD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, will coach attendees on trauma diagnosis and treatment at the upcoming Elevate by Psych Congress conference.
Adolescent psychiatric inpatients who were cyberbullied had significantly higher scores on post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anger, and fantasy dissociation scales than their hospitalized peers who were not cyberbullied, a study found.
At Elevate by Psych Congress, Albert “Skip” Rizzo, PhD, will discuss the current state of simulation technology and address whether he believes clinical virtual reality is truly ready for the practice setting.
A meta-analysis recently published in The Lancet Psychiatry found that using medicinal cannabinoids to treat mental health disorders cannot be justified, due to a lack of evidence of effectiveness and known risks of the substances.