PTSD in late life can result from trauma that occurred much earlier or can follow traumatic events that occurred for the first time in old age.
The author addresses some of the complexities in assessing and managing treatment-resistant PTSD.
Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, pharmacotherapy, and combinations thereof. Expert guidance here.
The PBS series on the Vietnam war has evoked a flood of memories, and reminds me how far we’ve come in our understanding of PTSD— and how far we still have to go.
Recent events in Charlottesville are poignant reminders that the wounds caused by bigotry and racism leave a deep imprint on our spirit, bodies, and psyche.
Three new studies show exercise can improve cognitive function, psychotropics for PTSD may raise dementia risk, and 3 biomarkers can help predict cognitive decline in elderly persons.
The human-animal relationship can provide insight into the patient’s ability to connect, to interact, and to show care and empathy. Plus, companion animals tend not to breach confidentiality.
Here's a close look at the psychological toll of years of trauma among Syrian refugees.
The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) program: how it evolved, clinical applications, and goals.
Strategies to reduce aggression in psychiatric treatment settings.