We are excited to announce that we are holding our second annual ISTSS membership drive, kicking off on October 15th!
10/07/2016 by Amar Mandavia, MA, Gabriella Robinson, BS, Bekh Bradley, PhD, Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, and Abigail Powers, PhD
Exposure to childhood abuse puts individuals at risk for many negative mental health outcomes in adulthood, including substance abuse. Identifying factors that may increase individuals risk for substance use problems following child abuse exposure is important as we work to improve both prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. Both problems with emotion regulation and later exposure to trauma may be particularly important factors to consider, and so the goal of our study was to examine the differential effects of child abuse exposure, other trauma exposure, and emotion dysregulation on substance use among a group of individuals with high rates of trauma exposure.
10/07/2016 by Sarah Lowe, PhD, Laura Sampson, Oliver Gruebner, and Sandro Galea, PHD
In the past few decades, we have seen major natural disasters in the United States and beyond – Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, the Joplin tornado in 2011, to name a few. These events have brought to light the vulnerability of disadvantaged communities to both disaster-related exposures, such as housing damage, displacement, and financial losses, and longer-term adverse outcomes, including physical and mental health conditions.