PTSD / Trauma Related Content

Podcast: Understanding Trauma and Trauma-Related Disorders

Jeff talks to Dr. Matthew A. Robinson about PTSD, DID, and other trauma-related disorders. Dr. Robinson also debunks common myths about these conditions and covers the evidence-based treatment methods to ensure that people are able to manage their symptoms and live rewarding lives. Matthew A...

Video: Understanding Trauma and Trauma-Related Disorders

When it comes to recognizing and addressing trauma and trauma-related disorders, it’s important to separate fact from fiction. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), for example, is often associated exclusively with the horrors of war, but it’s a myth that only veterans of combat develop the...

Understanding Gender Differences in Mental Illness

Late in her medical residency, Amanda Sedgewick, DO , was running treatment groups for women with substance use disorders. Patients would disappear from treatment for weeks at a time and Sedgewick realized they were in abusive relationships—which was keeping them away from the clinic. So, she began...

Podcast: Recognizing and Understanding Complex PTSD

Jeff talks to Patricia Mangones, a nurse practitioner at McLean’s partial hospital trauma program, about complex PTSD. They discuss the ways in which it differs from PTSD, and what clinicians, patients, and loved ones should be aware of both in diagnosing the illness and in the treatment process...

Everything You Need To Know About Grief and Loss

Grief and loss can prove suffocating for those who are impacted by them, especially at first. Most people have at least some experience with grief, whether first- or second-hand, and understand how loss can affect the person who goes through it. Even those of us who have very little personal...

Video: Recognizing and Understanding Complex PTSD

Chances are pretty good that you’re familiar with the term post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD. PTSD has long been recognized as a psychiatric condition that can develop in the wake of trauma. But in recent years, experts have begun using a separate, less well-known term—complex...

The Effects of Trauma on Military Members and Their Families

Members of the armed forces can face stressors and traumatic events. These experiences can lead to trauma-related mental health disorders. Trauma can impact military members in different ways, including feelings of anger or isolation from family and friends. Service members can develop PTSD or other...

Understanding Child Abuse and Its Effects on Mental Health

Children are among the most vulnerable people in our society. This is true across continents, cultures, financial situations, and ethnicities. Our youth are a precious resource and one we should guard carefully. Unfortunately, many kids are at risk of or are currently experiencing child abuse. While...

Video: Reducing the Impact of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is often misunderstood and can be easily missed—or misdiagnosed—by experts. While many of us have come to believe that folks with DID jump between personas and personalities, a very small portion of those with the condition actually exhibit this behavior. The...

Everything You Need To Know About Trauma and PTSD

All of us will encounter stress throughout our daily lives. When a strong emotional response to an extremely stressful or disturbing event impairs a person’s ability to cope, it’s often considered to be traumatic. While trauma doesn’t always directly lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it...

Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence

Relationships, while meant to enrich our lives and those of our partners, can have a darker side that often goes unnoticed—or unaddressed. Domestic violence is a serious public health issue that impacts survivors on a physical and mental scale. While the effects of violence can be devastating, they...