06/20/2016 by Tara Galovski, PhD
Understanding the mental health effects of shared community violence may shed light on wounds that are less conspicuous than property damage and physical injury. The identification and healing of psychological wounds is a critical component in a suffering community such as Ferguson, MO.
06/20/2016 by Emma Blackmore, PhD, Frank Putnam, MD, and Thomas O'Connor, PhD
A mother’s mental health can have substantial impacts on her pregnancy, delivery and her baby’s health. Previous studies have demonstrated a link between depression and/or anxiety and higher rates of preterm birth and lower birth weight. Most studies, however, do not systematically assess traumatic life events. This is a significant oversight given that depression and anxiety often occur together, and may be a direct consequence of trauma exposure.
06/20/2016 by Juliette Harik, Jessica Hamblen, and Natalie Hundt
For providers who work with PTSD patients, an important part of their job involves providing education about PTSD treatment options and helping patients decide on a course of treatment. But, it can be hard to know exactly how to approach treatment decisions with patients. For example, how much should providers involve patients in these decisions? What are the most important pieces of treatment information to share?