Tag: PTSD

Bedside (13)

UNITED STATES—"I didn't want to tell you over the phone, but the social worker laid down an ultimatum: they can't have her here if...

Speak Easy: The Rage Of Molestation

UNITED STATES—Climb aboard the crazy train, it's going to be one of those days! "No thanks" Two words were enough to kick-start my daily morning rage...

What Hand Were You Dealt?

UNITED STATES—Alienated, disappointed, embarrassed, furious, humiliated, ignored, inadequate, jealous, judgemental, lonely, overwhelmed, powerless, resentful, scared, skeptical, suspicious, victimized, vulnerable, worried... What common feeling affects...

Speak Easy: Veterans Without Valor

UNITED STATES—May is MILITARY APPRECIATION month and I’m sorry I didn’t mention it until now, but there’s a reason I waited and of course...

Are You Hypervigilant Or Paranoid?

UNITED STATES—In a world where the words ginger, Indian, homosexual, or Paddy can offend a group of people, one ought learn the difference between...

ADHD: To Blame Or Not To Blame?

UNITED STATES—I believe there is a man-made version of ADHD and after observing many cases of bad parenting in public and behind closed doors,...

Speak Easy: My PTSD Habits

UNITED STATES—PTSD is the 4th most diagnosed psychiatric disorder in America. Last week I wrote about the evolution of the term PTSD and now...

Speak Easy: Sexual Abuse

UNITED STATES—History is littered with drawings, photos and historical accounts of it and today I am going to talk about something NOBODY wants to...

Evolution Of: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

UNITED STATES—Just as physical abuse can KILL the body, too much mental trauma can KILL the mind, rendering an individual as useless as a...

Speak Easy: Mental Health ER

UNITED STATES—Is Uncle Sam ever going to truly protect his citizens? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 41,000 people commit suicide each year. ...

Evolution Of: Self-Harm

UNITED STATES—Evolution of Self Harm. We are coming up upon December 23, the anniversary of the day in 1888 that Vincent Van Gogh chopped off...

UCLA Study Makes PTSD Breakthrough

WESTWOOD—UCLA scientists have discovered specific genes that are linked to a predisposition to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study was published in the February 2015...
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