Abuse, PTSD & Trauma

Combined with care as usual, service dogs seem to offer both psychologic as well as physiologic benefits for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suggests a study published online in Psychoneuroendocrinology.

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While 40% of US veterans experienced remission of treatment-resistant major depression after receiving repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), TMS failed to significantly outperform sham treatment in a new study.

Combined with care as usual, service dogs seem to offer both psychologic as well as physiologic benefits for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suggests a study published online in Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Strong sibling ties can help buffer adolescents from the stress of witnessing parents' battles and unresolved conflicts, a small study suggests.

People who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related psychiatric issues may be at higher risk for development of autoimmune diseases, a Swedish study suggests.

Julie Carbray

Psych Congress Steering Committee member Julie Carbray, PhD, FPMHNP, PMHCNS, discusses how to tell the difference between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and past trauma. 

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Blogs

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.