Date:April 20, 2016 Source:Johns Hopkins Medicine Summary:Results of a multi-institutional national study of nearly 700 people who survived life-threatening illness with a stay in an intensive care unit suggest that a substantial majority of them are at high risk for persistent depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder — especially if they are female, young and.. read more →

Simply talking about it can be hard enough. Almost without fail, when a person has been the victim of abuse, psychological experts say that individual experiences shame – internalizing some of the emotional and mental injury perpetrated; that’s in addition to how the abuse, such as physical or sexual, may mark a person physically. “Children,.. read more →

Stress can wear you down and make you old. Everybody knows that, and so do our cells. For ages, the biggest stresses were infection, starvation, malnutrition, exhaustion, trauma, toxins and exposure to the elements. They damage an organism’s cellular machinery and trigger a cascade of biochemical events (such as inflammation) that can do harm as.. read more →