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May 15, 2020

Building Resilience at Any Age

  • Patients and Families, Trauma

Resilience is the ability to adapt well to stress, trauma, tragedy or threats; to bounce back from difficult experiences and to overcome adversity. Resilience is a complex and active process, influenced by both genetics and environment with the potential to change over time. It is also clearly a useful and desirable quality as people across the globe cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 17, 2020

Could Psychedelics be Used to Treat Mental Illness?

  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families, Trauma

There has been increased interest and research in psychedelics as a treatment for mental illness in recent years. A new review study concludes that while research is still preliminary, psychedelics, such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), show promise for treating conditions including treatment-resistant depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

January 06, 2020

Brain Imaging Shows the Impacts of Psychotherapy

  • Depression, OCD, Trauma

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is an effective treatment for many mental health disorders. Advances in brain imaging are increasingly allowing researchers to observe the changes in the brain resulting from psychotherapy treatment.

December 02, 2019

New Postage Stamp: Healing PTSD

  • By APA
  • Patients and Families, Trauma

Today, Dec. 2, the U.S. Postal service begins selling a new stamp, the PTSD Healing stamp, that will help raise funds for people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). About 7-8% of people will have PTSD at some point in their lives, including about 10% of women and about 4% of men..

October 04, 2019

Latino Youth: Overcoming Challenges to Mental Health and Access to Care

  • By APA
  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families, Trauma

Latino youth are more likely than their peers to have mental health issues, which often go unaddressed and untreated, according to a recent review of research by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Many Latino youth face several stressors related to family life and to community/school that can impact their mental health.

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