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Responding to the Terrorist Crisis in Nairobi: A message from the front lines from Gladys Mwiti

Posted 2 October 2013 in StressPoints by ISTSS

On September 21st, a group of masked men armed with assault rifles attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Growth Mixture Modelling: A user friendly overview of its application to trauma symptomatology

Posted 25 September 2013 in StressPoints by Cherie Armour, PhD

Recent years have seen many advancements in statistical methods; however, the corresponding literature is often very technical, mathematical and at times overbearing for a researcher new to these methods

President's Message

Posted 24 September 2013 in StressPoints by Karestan C. Koenen, PhD

Trauma as a Public Health Issue

On the Importance of Considering Culture When Defining Trauma

Posted 24 September 2013 in StressPoints by Yael Caspi,ScD, MA, Bita Ghafoori, PhD, Stefanie F. Smith, PhD, and Ateka Contractor, MA, on behalf of the Diversity and Cultural Competency SIG

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a unique psychiatric diagnosis, one of the few disorders with an etiology specified in the DSM criteria.

Mind the Gap: What can researchers do to improve the dissemination of evidence-based treatments for PTSD?

Posted 24 September 2013 in StressPoints by Thomas Ehring, PhD

In the past three decades, there has been extensive research into the treatment of PTSD.