Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD as it is better known, is a type of anxiety disorder which mostly develops in people after they’ve witnessed or experienced horrifying events like war, homicide, natural disasters, accidents and any violent assaults. Experiencing a traumatic event can result in various significant consequences for day to day living. It also.. read more →

CHILDREN living in a home blighted by domestic abuse suffer trauma similar to soldiers at war, the head of a scheme to help youngsters said today (THURS) As Operation Encompass, a police scheme to alert schools when pupils are affected by violence or abuse, was launched in Stockton, former superintendent Shane Sellers said youngsters needed.. read more →

Join us for the ninth annual Dorothy L. Powell Global Health Lecture about post-traumatic stress disorder with speaker Donatilla Mukamana, PhD, RN, Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda. A reception will immediately follow in the atrium. Register at http://bit.ly/2016GHL by 2 PM, Monday, October 3. Speaker(s): Donatilla Mukamana, PhD, RN.. read more →

10 Jul 2017
July 10, 2017

Mindfulness in the Military

Sprinkling “Omm” mantras between “Ooh Rah!” battle cries can pay dividends for members of the Marine Corps and other branches of the military. According to a growing body of research, regular meditation improves the well-being of military members — both active duty and those who have previously served. Meditation is rooted in spirituality, which affects personal wellness in.. read more →

Results of UCLA-led study suggest a possible mental health benefit for some people who have the weight loss surgery Mental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, may be twice as common among bariatric surgery patients compared to the general U.S. population, with nearly 25 percent suffering from a mood disorder and nearly 20.. read more →

Ask artist Gemma Correll, and she’ll tell you living with anxiety is like living in a real-life horror movie. Actually, don’t ask her — simply click on her recent comic book-style illustrations and you’ll see an anxiety attack can begin when someone decides to call you instead of text. The illustrations are based on Correll’s own “anxieties and neuroticisms,” she.. read more →

Srini Pillay, MD, Contributor While it is obvious that your feelings can influence your movement, it is not as obvious that your movement can impact your feelings too. For example, when you feel tired and sad, you may move more slowly. When you feel anxious, you may either rush around or become completely paralyzed. But.. read more →