Author | Carl C. Bell, MD

Articles

Trauma Associated With Living in Violent Neighborhoods

May 04, 2013

Article

Psychiatrists need to understand how living in violent families and neighborhoods increases the likelihood of trauma and the psychiatric sequelae associated with it as well as how to respond in the aftermath.

Challenges and Obstacles in Treating Mentally Ill Black Patients

December 01, 2006

Article

As the United States becomes more culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse, psychiatry will be faced with the need to treat more diverse populations. This article focuses on challenges and obstacles encountered when treating black patients with mental illness.

Trauma and Violence in Childhood: A U.S. Perspective

October 01, 2003

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This article reviews the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study that examined the association between multiple childhood traumas and health outcomes in adults. These findings have significant public health implications for individuals exposed to childhood trauma, and the authors present a vision for a children's mental health care and wellness infrastructure in the United States derived from the Report of the Surgeon General's Conference on Children's Mental Health.