Some Helpful Coping Strategies Following Trauma

Below is a list of coping strategies which victims of crime may find helpful: Seek out support from others around you. Talk about the traumatic experience. Express emotions, such as crying. Participate in physical activity, such as brisk walking or jogging. Practice relaxation techniques, including stretching exercises, meditation and yoga. Look at the funny side…

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Depression Symptoms Over the Phone

A computer program has recently been designed that may be able to one day help depression patients monitor their depression symptoms via their smartphones. The technology was developed in Australia and takes advantage of facial recognition and voice recognition technologies. The program was created by researchers at the Black Dog Institute, a treatment organization for…

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Diagnosing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – DSM-5

The 2013 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) includes some changes to the diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The changes are noted on the website for the DSM-5 and they are also currently conducting trials in the field in order to determine what implications of such changes will…

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Domestic Violence – Gender Issues

Last month Dr. Rochelle Braff of the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse along with Isobelle Barrett Meyering, Research Assistant, explored the issues that gender plays in exploring domestic violence from a research perspective. Their findings were covered in the paper called “The Gender Debate in Domestic Violence: The Role of Data.” The main purpose…

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