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Posted 1 October 1997 in StressPoints by Arthur S. Blank Jr., MD

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A Phase-Oriented Treatment Program for PTSD

Posted 1 October 1997 in StressPoints by Ingrid Carlier, AZVA

As part of the Dutch longitudinal research project called Critical Incidents in Police Work, an eclectic manual-based protocol for PTSD was developed and evaluated in a randomized pretest-posttest control group design (publication in preparation).

S. African Commission Prompts NIMH Report on Consequences of Torture, Trauma

Posted 1 October 1997 by Ellen Gerrity, PhD

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently formed a working group to prepare an official NIMH report on the psychobiological consequences of torture and extreme trauma, at the request of members of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

UN Commitment to the Status of Mentally Disabled Persons in Developing Countries

Posted 1 October 1997 by Ellen Frey-Wouters, PhD, LLB,

An estimated 300 million people are suffering from mental and neurological disorders and in aggregate these disorders are the single largest cause of lost years of quality of life (WHO, The World Health Report 1996; World Bank, World Development Report, 1993).

On the Central Role of Advocacy in the Traumatic Stress Field

Posted 1 October 1997 in StressPoints by Arthur Blank Jr., MD

With this issue, StressPoints begins a new regular column, "Commentary,"

PRESIDENT'S COLUMN

Posted 1 October 1997 in StressPoints by Terence Keane, PhD

Protecting Progress: PTSD in the '90s

Acute Responses to War Trauma in Children and Adolescents: The Lebanon Wars

Posted 1 October 1997 in StressPoints by E. Karam, N. Melhem, A. N.-Karam, P. Yabroudi, V. Zbouni, C. Mansour and S. Saliba

The Lebanon Wars, which started in 1975, died out in 1990; peace has settled since on all of Lebanon except the Southern and Western areas (W. Bekaa), which have been regularly the arena of military operations.

ANNUAL MEETING

Posted 1 October 1997 in StressPoints by ISTSS

Keynote, Plenary Lineup Highlights 1997 ISTSS Meeting