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.


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.

A study recently published in The American Journal of Psychiatry found that the alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonist prazosin may hold promise for the treatment of which mental health disorder?

A study recent published online suggests that prazosin, which is used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), may be helpful in treating alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Parents who had a lot of traumatic or stressful experiences during childhood may be more likely to have kids with behavioral problems, a U.S. study suggests.

Exposure to famine at specific times early in life may contribute to depression later on, suggests a study published online in The British Journal of Psychiatry.



What are some techniques for working with a woman who has been abused and is not quite ready to make a change?


"Can you say more about the role of forgiveness in helping people achieve wellness or optimal mental health? Has the ability and process of forgiving a perpetrator of harm ever been evaluated or studied? As with exercise, I have anecdotally noted improved remission in depression plus PTSD when a patient is able to feel that forgiveness has taken place. Is anyone looking at this with inflammatory markers or PET scan?"


"I was very intrigued by the slide you presented on adverse childhood events and future risk of autoimmune disease and wondered if you could explain the study in more detail."