“In addition to all the destruction and loss of life, war also inspires ancient human virtues of courage, loyalty, and selflessness that can be utterly intoxicating to the people who experience them,” writes war correspondent Sebastian Junger. He believes understanding that experience and the alienation that can accompany a soldier’s return to civilian life is the key to understanding the persistence of PTSD in so many war vets today.
- Personality differences and politics - Reconsidering "ex-gayness" - Endless therapy - Head injuries and depression
Therapy-As-Usual Can't Serve the Needs of Our Returning Troops
Our standard psychotherapeutic paradigm is unequal to the mammoth challenge of serving the troops who've served in Iraq and Afghanistan. What's needed is a public health perspective that taps into the power of community healing.
Childhood Abuse May Be Our Number One Public Health Issue
As the battles and controversies over the forthcoming DSM-V heat up, a determined group of trauma experts and researchers are mounting a passionate challenge to our thinking about trauma, its long-term impact, and its treatment.
Bessel Van der Kolk Wants to Transform the Treatment of Trauma
For more than 20 years, Bessel van der Kolk has been in the forefront of research in the psychobiology of trauma and in the quest for more effective treatments. Now he's touched off an intense debate about the role of scientific evidence in finding ways to alleviate suffering and the future of the traditional talking cure itself.
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