Trauma And Violence


Surviving 9/11

September 09, 2020

Even individuals who escaped from the burning towers needed years to recover.

Understanding Child Maltreatment

May 28, 2020

Without normative attachment, children can move into their middle years without the tools to succeed in peer relationships, school, and extracurricular activities, opening the door to perils in adolescence.

Neither Deaths From Denial Nor Deaths From Despair

April 28, 2020

Local, state, and federal officials are rushing to implement massively life-altering measures in the current pandemic even as we enter a situation that is still poorly understood.

5 Male Rape Myths: A Phenomenon Whose Time Has Come

April 13, 2020

Here are 5 rape myths perpetuated in our culture, in law enforcement and the military, and in medicine and mental health.

The Other #MeToo: Male Sexual Abuse Survivors

April 08, 2020

Clinicians work with more male sexual abuse survivors than they may think.

Interpersonal Violence in the Context of Posttraumatic Stress and Substance Use Disorders

April 08, 2020

An overview of the theoretical and empirical literature linking PTSD, substance use, and IPV, as well as risk factors for depression and other psychiatric disorders.

25 Years After the Oklahoma City Bombing

April 07, 2020

Most of us remember where we were when the terrorist bomb shattered our sense of peace in this usually quiet community. The shockwave travelled for miles and across time.

Introduction: Trauma and Its Psychiatric Consequences

February 28, 2020

The articles in this Special Report focus on the interplay between trauma and its consequences, including violent behaviors, substance use disorders, and stroke. Taken together, the articles may contribute to a better understanding of-and treatment development for-patients exposed to trauma.

Violent Behavior and Involuntary Commitment: Ethical and Clinical Considerations

February 28, 2020

Ultimately, the decision about involuntary treatment is about risk, not predictable outcomes. In many cases, however, these decisions are much more difficult and, until our crystal balls arrive, our best efforts may still fall short.

Pharmacological Management of Violence and Violent Behavior in Psychiatric Settings

February 28, 2020

Psychotic violence is associated with primary psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. While it may be that psychotic violence is the least common type of violence in inpatient environments, it is also the most treatable.