Trauma Related Content

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...

Course Exploring Trauma Draws Expert Presenters and Thousands of Attendees

Psychological trauma can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, nationality, or socioeconomic status. Traumatic stress knows no borders. According to a 2016 study, 70% of people surveyed worldwide had experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetimes. McLean Hospital’s free course, The...

Video: Recognizing Trauma in Adults and Young People

Presented by Sophia L. Maurasse, MD, McLean Hospital. Whether a distressing event will lead to trauma doesn’t solely rely on the event or the individual person. In this talk, Maurasse explains how a traumatic experience is dependent on what we bring into the situation, in terms of our genetic makeup...

Video: Trauma in the United States and Around the World

Presented by Alaptagin Khan, MBBS, FRSPH, McLean Hospital. Regardless of where we live or which language we speak, we are exposed to potentially traumatic experiences every day. Khan explains how adverse childhood experiences impact physical and mental health on a national and global scale. Watch...

Video: Solution: Narrative Exposure Therapy

Presented by Benjamin Iffland, PhD, Bielefeld University. Narrative exposure therapy (NET) is an evidence-based method of treatment that has been shown to be helpful in reducing symptoms related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It has been particularly successful in supporting people who...

Video: Lessons Learned From Working With Displaced Youth

Presented by Wahab Yousafzai, MBBS, FCPS, Shifa International Hospital Islamabad. In this talk on displaced populations, Yousafzai discusses various aspects of human displacement, including social and emotional consequences and possible interventions. Yousafzai has worked with displaced persons in...

Video: Solution: Community Resiliency Model

Presented by Linda Grabbe, PhD, APRN-BC, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, and Elaine Miller-Karas, MSW, LCSW, Trauma Resource Institute. The Trauma Resource Institute developed the community resiliency model (CRM) to help people identify and regulate their emotional...

Video: Global Impact of Trauma Course – Panel Q+A

In this Q&A session, audience members of the live Global Impact of Trauma Course ask questions about the five talks presented. Below are a few highlights from the discussion. Watch the Q&A for an in-depth conversation on the topics covered in the course. Audience Questions Expert speakers answered...

Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder

Once referred to as multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a serious mental health condition. DID is associated with long-term exposure to trauma, often chronic traumatic experiences during early childhood. It is often misunderstood and portrayed incorrectly in...

McLean Hospital Launches Free Course Focused on Global Impacts of Trauma

Psychological trauma knows no boundaries: it affects people of every background, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, and gender. The impact on people around the globe is significant. According to a 2016 study, over 70% of those surveyed across six continents have experienced a traumatic event...

Feelings of Detachment Predict Worse Mental Health Outcomes After Trauma

Results from the largest prospective study of its kind indicate that for individuals who experience trauma, the presence of dissociation—a profound feeling of detachment from one’s sense of self or surroundings—may indicate a high risk of later developing severe post-traumatic stress, depression...

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...

Video: The Truth About Trauma

Stress is a common thing for all of us to experience daily. However, if we’re unable to cope with disturbing events or have a strong response to extreme stress, it’s often considered trauma. It’s completely normal to feel affected by a traumatic event. But trauma can impact many parts of our lives...

Podcast: Reducing the Impact of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Jenn talks to Dr. Milissa Kaufman about dissociative identity disorder and its misconceptions. They also talk about how it can be misinterpreted as other mental health conditions and discuss trauma’s impact on the condition, as well as ways to get loved ones help for the disorder. Milissa Kaufman...