Posted 16 August 2015 in StressPoints by Frank Putnam, MD, William Harris, PhD, Alicia Lieberman, PhD, Karen Putnam, PhD, Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH
In August 2013 we published an article, “Synergistic Childhood Adversities and Complex Adult Psychopathology” (Putnam et al., 2013), in the Journal of Traumatic Stress (JTS) showing that certain combinations of childhood adverse experiences (commonly called ACES) are “synergistic” in that when they occur together they increase a person’s risk for complex mental health problems significantly more than the sum of their individual risks. Sort of a 1 + 1 = 3 effect. Men and women had overlapping profiles of synergistic ACES with sexual abuse in females and poverty in males showing synergy with the greatest number of other ACES.
Posted 16 August 2015 in StressPoints by Patricia A. Resick, PhD, ABPP
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a flexible cognitive therapy protocol based on the theory that people don’t recover from traumatic events because they draw faulty conclusions about the causes and meaning of the events. This results in them being “stuck” with their PTSD symptoms.
Posted 16 August 2015 in StressPoints by Ruby Charak, PhD
Most of the research based evidence on child abuse and neglect comes from developed nations. Less is known regarding the prevalence of abuse and neglect in children from low- and middle income countries, such as India.
Posted 16 August 2015 in StressPoints by Divya Kannan, PhD
As the number of college students diagnosed with serious mental illness has risen over the past decade, university health services are faced with the increasing demands of providing consistent care to a student body with reportedly more stress than the previous generation of students (Galatzer-Levy, Burton, & Bonanno, 2012; Mobray et al., 2006).
Posted 16 August 2015 in StressPoints by Belle Zaccari, PsyD
A 2005 study showed the rate of intimate partner violence (IPV) use among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is approximately three times the rate of IPV for veterans without PTSD (Marshall, Panuzio, & Taft). The Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) is currently addressing the issue of domestic violence and IPV (DV/IPV) by developing interventions for those experiencing relationship violence and disseminating these interventions through collaborative relationships with community mental health providers.
Posted 16 August 2015 in StressPoints by Natalie P. Mota, PhD
So, it is time to find a job and establish an independent professional identity. It can be a challenge to begin thinking about this transition after working for years towards training-related goals, such as matching to a great internship, getting a doctoral degree and obtaining post-doctoral experiences that are in line with your career goals.