Abuse, PTSD & Trauma

After a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), 1 in 5 patients went on to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or major depressive disorder (MDD) within the next 6 months, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.


Soldiers who have insomnia before deployment may be more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or experience suicidal thoughts than service members who don't have insomnia before they deploy, a U.S. study suggests.

Female military veterans with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression are more likely to develop dementia later in life than peers without those conditions, a U.S. study suggests.

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is recruiting up to 150 participants for a phase 3 clinical trial investigating MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD.

More frequent in-person social interaction is linked with a significantly lower risk of symptoms of major depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in US military veterans, according to a study published online.

Childhood trauma of all types appears to have a causal link with psychotic experiences in early adulthood, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.



Help me to let go and Live, to bloom in resonance with the rest of our passionate universe. To see my own life as something sacred and not just a death sentence to serve until it is finally over.

To truly recover, the questions surrounding survival become more basic, more fundamental, and less focused on a particular disorder. They become more about life.

I didn't feel safe in my own skin, and I began to see that my entire life was determined by this lack of comfort. This lack of home.



Diane Oran, MN, RN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC. Sue Hobbs, MA. Gail Goodman, PhD. Stephanie Block, PhD. Nikki Baumrind, PhD, MPH.
Angela Dinkins Smith, PhD, Marc Cooper, MD, Neil Page, MD
Ulrick Vieux, DO, MS; Catherine Passman, LMSW; James Morrissey, LMSW; Olga Teploukhava, PhD; Sergio Gomez, LMSW; Daniel Medeiros, MD; Elyse Rosenberg, MS



In a new study published in JAMA, researchers examined the brains of 202 deceased former football players—more than half of them from the National Football League (NFL)—for signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

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.