Prevalence of PTSD in Combat Veterans

The stress caused by enduring a life-threatening, traumatic event can linger long after physical safety has been achieved. While frequently triggered by accidents or assaults, a common instigator of post-traumatic stress disorder are the horrific experiences of military combat. The disorder is frequently not diagnosed in combat veterans, as many do not realize that they suffer from a treatable condition. …

Best Intentions Gone Wrong: What are some common mistakes parents make that could actually hurt their children’s mental and physical health in the long term?

Parents do not typically start out parenting their teen or tween with poor intentions. The biggest mistakes are sometimes born from the best intentions. Understanding some of these issues can go a long way in preventing unnecessary pain and emotional problems in tweens and teens today.  What are some common mistakes parents make that could actually hurt their children’s mental …

Evaluation of brief treatment of symptoms of psychological trauma among veterans residing in a homeless shelter by use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Science Daily | October 2016 There are nearly 20 million veterans living in the United States today with 14% from the post-911 era (9/2011 or later), 18% from the Gulf War (1990 – 2001), 36% from the Vietnam era, and 17% from earlier conflicts (United States Census Bureau, 2015). In 2009, Secretary Eric Shinseki of the Department of Veterans Affairs …

Why Most Therapists Don’t Give Advice to Their Clients

Often, when people start therapy sessions they expect their therapists to provide tangible answers or give “quick fixes” to their problems. In other words, they want specific, concrete solutions for whatever issues that are troubling them. But most therapists avoid giving their clients advice. Here are some important reasons why it’s not a good idea. Giving Advice Is Not Their Job  The …