Abuse, PTSD & Trauma

People who survive car crashes, falls, and other major traumas that require hospitalization are at increased risk of developing mental health conditions and dying by suicide, according to a study published online in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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People who survive car crashes, falls, and other major traumas that require hospitalization are at increased risk of developing mental health conditions and dying by suicide, according to a study published online.

People with major depressive disorder may be biologically older than their chronologic age, a study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.

Long-term use of benzodiazepines may increase the risk of death by suicide in patients with both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a study published online.

The risk of psychopathology among severely neglected children raised in an institution may be mitigated at least in part by subsequent placement in foster care, researchers say.

More than one-third of U.S. Army soldiers who attempt suicide don't have a history of mental health problems, a recent study suggests.

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A recent study of medical students found that 26% of students reported symptoms of vicarious traumatization in their third year of medical school and of these, 50% identified their psychiatry clerkship as the source.

Dr. Myers shares highlights of his presentation titled “PTSD in Psychiatrists: A Hidden Epidemic.”

Although we often assume that the impact of trauma manifests right away, sometimes it can manifest decades later. This phenomenon was commonly seen in many World War II veterans who first began to experience PTSD symptoms around the time of fiftieth anniversary commemorations of the war in the mid-1990s.

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Posters

Maria Gabriela Velasco, BA; Angel J. Rossy, BA; Jose Edwin Nieves, MD
Arif Pendi, MS; Alfonso Valdez, PhD; Danny Lee, BS, BA; Joshua Lee, BS; Kasim Pendi, NA; Kate Wolitzky-Taylor, PhD; David Safani, MD, MBA; Jose Aguilar, MD
Angela Dinkins-Smith, Phd, CRC. Marc Cooper, MD. Neil Page, MD.
Robert Bitonte, MD, JD. Marisa DeSanto, Biologic Science Student (UC Irvine)

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Video

In this brief clip of his keynote speech at 2013 Psych Congress, Eric Arauz describes living through the manic phase of bipolar disorder and why mental illness is a physical disease.