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Compromised Confidentiality in the Military Is Harmful

A patient seeks mental health treatment. The boss reads his file. This happens in the military.


For PTSD in psychiatrists and other mental health care providers to be addressed, a major shift in medical culture and thinking is needed.

In addition to helping indiviiduals with PTSD, psychiatrists can play an active role in resolving trauma experienced by the country as a whole.

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Despite the efforts of a dedicated Work Group, DSM-5 has not significantly changed the problems with PTSD that beset DSM-IV.

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Early-onset, long-term, and repeated exposure to interpersonal violence that leads to PTSD can affect the parent and, the parent-child relationship. Here: a look at what neuroimaging studies reveal, methylation patterns of the NR3C1 gene, and new methods to address disturbances in the parent-child relationship.

The authors summarize findings from the first study to compare suicide risk for veterans who do and those who do not use VA services.

If forgiveness soon after trauma helps avert mental disorders or retaliation, how could the aftermath of the Charleston tragedy not end up being one of the great moments of forgiveness in history?


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