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The Uniqueness of Disgust as a Reaction to Trauma

Posted 28 May 2013 in StressPoints by Shannon M. Reynolds, MA

The ability to regulate one’s emotion after a traumatic event is considered a resiliency factor (Badour & Feldner, 2013; Bardeen, Kumpula, & Orcutt, 2013). 

Prolonged Grief Disorder is Getting Attention in Chinese Clinical Research and Practice

Posted 28 May 2013 in StressPoints by Suqin Tang, MA, Andreas Maercker, PhD, MD, and Jianping Wang, PhD, MD

Prolonged grief disorder (PGD) is a disturbance in which, following the death of a person close to the bereaved, there is persistent and pervasive yearning or longing for the deceased, or a persistent preoccupation with the deceased that extends beyond 6 months after the loss and that is sufficiently severe to cause significant impairment in the person’s functioning.

Trauma and World Literature: Etty Hillesum

Posted 28 May 2013 in StressPoints by Howard Lipke, PhD

One Sunday in March 1941, a 27-year-old Jewish Dutch woman named Etty Hillesum began a diary at the suggestion of her Jungian psychotherapist, Julius Spier. 

Are We Entering a New Era of PTSD Treatment Development?

Posted 28 May 2013 in StressPoints by Alexander Neumeister, MD - Recipient of the 2012 ISTSS Robert S. Laufer Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement

In a sharp distinction from other medical disorders such as cancer, coronary artery disease and diabetes, which have objective biological tests for diagnosis, severity of illness, and response to treatment, biological markers cannot yet independently confirm the assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

President's Message - Academia and Activism: A Challenge for ISTSS

Posted 28 May 2013 in StressPoints by Karestan C. Koenen, PhD

I recently attended a conference where I was asked to identify the work in traumatic stress that had most influenced me. 

A Few Good Notes: Blending Music and Poetry for Veterans

Posted 28 May 2013 in StressPoints by Harold Kudler, MD

Mary Rorro is a psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans in the New Jersey Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System.