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Category : PTSD

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

New research has found that one common treatment for PTSD, prolonged exposure therapy, can be effective in a shorter, more intense format, making it potentially more acceptable and accessible to more people needing treatment.

Increase in Suicides Highlights Need for Comprehensive Prevention Efforts

Nearly 45,000 lives were lost to suicide in the U.S. in 2016, and the suicide rate continues to rise, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In more than half the states, suicide rates have increased more than 30 percent since 1999, and the overall U.S. rate of suicide has increased every year since 2006.

"The Tale" Dramatizes Trauma from Sexual Assault, but Viewers Should Know that Help is Available

"The Tale," a new movie starring Laura Dern that will air on HBO on May 26, presents a compelling exploration of memory, sexual abuse and the resulting trauma from a patient’s perspective. Viewers should know that treatment options and resources exist and are available for anyone experiencing a similar situation.

Even a Single Yoga Session Can Help

Substantial research supports the health and mental health benefits of yoga. Yoga has been shown to help reduce blood pressure, help with chronic pain conditions and pain-associated disability, increase flexibility and protection from injury. Yoga can also help reduce stress and help relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder.

Children's Mental Health Awareness Day: Focus on Childhood Trauma

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, May 10, this year focuses on Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma. The observance highlights the importance of an integrated health approach to supporting children, youth and young adults with serious emotional disturbance who have experienced trauma.