12/09/2016 by Janeese Brownlow, PhD & Richard Ross, MD, PhD
Disturbed sleep is a core feature of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sleep disturbances, in the form of chronic insomnia and recurrent nightmares, are a frequent residual complaint after successful PTSD treatment.
12/09/2016 by Ihori Kobayashi, PhD & Thomas Mellman, MD
People often say “sleep on it” before making an important decision anticipating that sleep will help them sort through their thoughts and memories, add perspective, thereby leading to a better decision. Can this conventional wisdom be applied to treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? We addressed this question with a novel approach.
10/24/2016 by Charla Rhodes, BA
A safe space is a place in which individuals can find refuge and protection from insensitivity, discrimination, persecution, and other potentially negative experiences. Debate on the utility of safe spaces at universities grows more controversial as college campuses struggle to address the growing numbers of students calling for their presence.