Posted 18 November 2017 in JOTS Highlights by Luz M. Garcini, Ph.D., MPH
The United States (U.S.) has been a primary destination for international migrants. Approximately 13% of the U.S. population is foreign born (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015), with a considerable proportion of these immigrants being undocumented (approximately 27%) and of Latinx/Hispanic descent (Pew Research Center, 2013).
Posted 28 November 2017 in JOTS Highlights by Rayleen M. Lewis, MPH, Michelle S. Livings, Betty S. Lai, Ph.D., Annette M. La Greca, Ph.D., ABPP and Ann-Margaret Esnard, Ph.D.
More than 100 million children worldwide are exposed to disasters each year (UNISDR, 2011), and disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity (USGCRP, 2016). Following a disaster, posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) are the primary problem presenting in children (Furr, 2010).
Posted 19 November 2017 in JOTS Highlights by Mira Vasileva, M.Sc. and Franz Petermann, Ph.D.
For a long time it was assumed that very young children cannot experience symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); the common stance was that they are not able, at this early age, to appraise an experience as traumatic, or to develop symptoms such as re-experiencing, since their memory is still developing.
Posted 19 November 2017 in JOTS Highlights by Brian Klassen, Ph.D.
The experience of military service members who serve in combat is complex and can include multiple elements of fear, traumatic loss of friends and comrades, and provocative situations that challenge one’s basic sense of right and wrong (Stein et al., 2012).
Posted 22 November 2017 in JOTS Highlights by Michael Gramlich, M.S., Sandra M. Neer, Ph.D., and Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D. ABPP
In recent years, national agencies and clinical research centers began advocating for integrative approaches that capture behavioral, genetic, and neurophysiological mechanisms to better understand complex and chronic disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Posted 22 November 2017 in JOTS Highlights by Justin M. Litvin, M.A., Patricia Kaminski Ph.D. and Shelley A. Riggs, Ph.D.
Since there is a significant shift in the definition of PTSD and a new trauma disorder is proposed, new assessment tools are needed to measure these novel constructs.