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PW's First Book-Length Work Collects the Personal Stories of Sexual-Abuse ... - PW-Philadelphia Weekly

PW's First Book-Length Work Collects the Personal Stories of Sexual-Abuse ... - PW-Philadelphia Weekly | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
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Three Things Employers Should Know About Vets, PTSD, and Disability

Three Things Employers Should Know About Vets, PTSD, and Disability | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
The Army Times is currently running a series of articles on veterans.
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Military treating PTSD victims with virtual reality - Minnesota Public Radio | VirtualReality

Military treating PTSD victims with virtual reality - Minnesota Public Radio | VirtualReality | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
Minnesota Public Radio: "Military treating PTSD victims with virtual reality."
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Writing their stories can often aid abuse victims in their healing - Joliet Herald News

Writing their stories can often aid abuse victims in their healing - Joliet Herald News | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
Writing their stories can often aid abuse victims in their healing.
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Depression Leads in Top Risk Factors for Employer Health Spending - Workforce Management

Depression Leads in Top Risk Factors for Employer Health Spending - Workforce Management | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
"Annual medical spending for an employee with depression is $2,185 higher, or 48 percent more, than for a worker without depression, according to the study."
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Panetta: 'Huge gaps' in military's review of mental health cases - TheNewsTribune.com

Panetta: 'Huge gaps' in military's review of mental health cases - TheNewsTribune.com | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told a Senate panel on Wednesday that he is unsatisfied with the Pentagon's current approach to combating military suicides.
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The VA is promoting PTSD Coach, a mobile app to help recognize signs and symptoms

The VA is promoting PTSD Coach, a mobile app to help recognize signs and symptoms | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
Information on a new app to help you cope with the symptoms related to PTSD that commonly occur following trauma.
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David Foster Wallace: Martyr of melancholia - Salon

David Foster Wallace: Martyr of melancholia - Salon | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
"David Foster Wallace: Martyr of Melancholia."
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"Embattled childhoods may be the real trauma for soldiers with PTSD"

"New research on posttraumatic stress disorder in soldiers challenges popular assumptions about the origins and trajectory of PTSD, providing evidence that traumatic experiences in childhood - not combat - may predict which soldiers develop the disorder."
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Rockets' White: Mental health more important than NBA - USA TODAY

Rockets' White: Mental health more important than NBA - USA TODAY | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
"Rockets rookie Royce White said Friday that his mental health is more important than his NBA career."
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Catherine Zeta-Jones speaks out about her battle with manic depression

Catherine Zeta-Jones speaks out about her battle with manic depression | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
"Welsh-born actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has spoken frankly about suffering from manic depression in a magazine interview, in a bid to combat the stigma surrounding the mental illness."
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Sandy hits victims hard emotionally - USA TODAY

Sandy hits victims hard emotionally - USA TODAY | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
She says community needs more mental health aid. "People are so depressed," she says. "They have no homes and no cars and walk around saying 'What do we do?
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Study Reveals Gender Gap in Spotting Depression - U.S. News & World Report

Study Reveals Gender Gap in Spotting Depression - U.S. News & World Report | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
"Study Reveals Gender Gap in Spotting Depression."
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Anti-anxiety meds increase risk of pneumonia - Fox News

Anti-anxiety meds increase risk of pneumonia - Fox News | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
Ativan, Valium and other benzodiazepines have been shown to increase the risk of getting pneumonia-- and dying from it – according to a study published in the journal Thorax.
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New class of drugs could offer depression breakthrough - CBS News

New class of drugs could offer depression breakthrough - CBS News | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
Current medications target a chemical called serotonin to help brain cells talk to each other. The new drugs would target glutamate, which is more abundant in the brain.
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Senate approves amendment to expand military mental health care - Washington Post (blog)

Senate approves amendment to expand military mental health care - Washington Post (blog) | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it

“I think everyone in this body knows about, and is distressed by, the alarming rate of suicide and the mental health problems in our military and veterans," said Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.)

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Experts call for mental illness screening for children - Chicago Tribune

Experts call for mental illness screening for children - Chicago Tribune | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
Daily Mail- Leading mental health experts are calling for school children to be screened for risk of mental illnesses such as depression and have devised a test.
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Emmy-Winner Anthony Edwards Spearheads Film About Veterans' PTSD - KHTS Radio

Emmy-Winner Anthony Edwards Spearheads Film About Veterans' PTSD - KHTS Radio | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
Emmy-Winner Anthony Edwards Spearheads Film About Veterans' PTSD.
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The Long-Term Consequences of Military Deployment: A 5-Year Cohort Study of United Kingdom Reservists Deployed to Iraq in 2003

The Long-Term Consequences of Military Deployment: A 5-Year Cohort Study of United Kingdom Reservists Deployed to Iraq in 2003 | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
"Military reservists still face PTSD and mental health problems five years after deployment"
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Touch, sound and light help heal inner wounds - Marine Corps Times

Touch, sound and light help heal inner wounds - Marine Corps Times | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
Touch, sound and light help heal inner wounds.
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PTSD may be overdiagnosed, but PTSD deniers are 'wrong,' psychologists say - NBCNews.com (blog)

PTSD may be overdiagnosed, but PTSD deniers are 'wrong,' psychologists say - NBCNews.com (blog) | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
"PTSD may be overdiagnosed, but PTSD deniers are 'wrong,' psychologists say."
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Long term benefit of treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with Ecstacy

Durability of Improvement in PTSD Symptoms and absence of harmful effects or drug dependency after MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy: A Prospective Long-Term Follow-up Study
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Omega-3 linked to postpartum depression - UPI.com

Omega-3 linked to postpartum depression - UPI.com | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
"New mothers with low levels of omega-3 may be at higher risk of postpartum depression, Canadian researchers suggest."
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Using iPad at night 'could trigger depression' - Telegraph

Using iPad at night 'could trigger depression' - Telegraph | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
"Using your iPad or watching television late at night could make you depressed, according to a study that shows exposure to bright light during sleeping hours affects behaviour and stress levels."
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War, Trauma, and Public Art at NYU - International Psychoanalysis

War, Trauma, and Public Art at NYU - International Psychoanalysis | Surviving Trauma and Abuse | Scoop.it
Join Us! War, Trauma, and Public Art NEW DATE: Tuesday, December 4th, 6 to 8 PM. This panel discussion celebrates and reflects upon Krzysztof Wodiczko's Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection. (in Union Square Park, ...
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