Fear and anxiety are normal human emotions – and for very good reason. The human race would have died out long ago if fear – and the subsequent surge of adrenalin that gave us the ability to fight or flee – didn’t kick in at the appropriate times, like when a dangerous animal was ready […]
Maintaining adequate sleep levels is a foundation of good health, along with good nutrition and regular exercise. Whether sleep is sacrificed for work or pleasure, the effects are quickly felt in the form of low energy and irritability. A new study finds that a lack of sleep may contribute to mental health problems, specifically symptoms […]
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a form of Combat PTSD Basicspotentially debilitating anxiety that appears in some people following exposure to highly disruptive or traumatic life events. Although a number of events can trigger the onset of the disorder, it’s frequently associated with exposure to combat during military service. However, according to the results of a […]
Move over depression and anxiety, trauma is making a comeback as an increasingly recognized and treated co-occurring disorder in addiction treatment. We have long understood that trauma and addictions frequently go hand in hand, but a growing number of clinicians and treatment programs are developing the resources to comprehensively treat both addiction and trauma. A […]
For fans of the work of Alan Kaufman, reading Drunken Angel might be a bit of an exercise that they’re unprepared for. On the other hand, even if you’re familiar with Kaufman’s writing, you’ll clearly be able to recognize the author’s voice in this brutally frank memoir.
A drug used to treat high blood pressure is also effective in stopping nightmares of patients with posttraumatic stress syndrome, according to a new study from the Mayo Clinic.
On the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks we, as a nation, will certainly pause to remember those who were murdered that day. However, let’s not forget that there are thousands of 9/11 first responders who are still dealing with the fallout. Many of the firefighters, police officers and other emergency personnel who swarmed […]
Two anniversaries are coming up.
How many people do you know that have suffered blunt force trauma to the head, perhaps in an automobile accident, and go on to develop substance abuse disorder? While you may think that this is an unlikely outcome, the truth is that traumatic brain injury (or TBI) frequently co-occurs with substance abuse.
Patients – women and men – who have suffered trauma and engage in substance abuse may be helped through integrated treatment methods that concurrently focus on both. This is particularly true when the trauma is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but may also be applicable with other forms of trauma. If you currently abuse substances […]