Leading the Way in Trauma Therapy

May 4, 2015, 10:10 PM

Is it possible to inoculate, or de-traumatize, someone who has just experienced a probably-traumatic event?

This would entail somehow interfering with the traumatization process, if slightly after the initial fact of the event. When distress and shock overwhelm the mind’s normal ability to process and integrate an experience, it is consolidated, or stored, as a traumatic memory. Traumatization ...

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Oct 1, 2014, 9:10 AM

The landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study found that childhood experiences such as abuse, neglect, exposure to domestic violence, death of a parent, etc., incurred lasting and deleterious effects not only on mental health but also on medical status. Furthermore, there was a cumulative effect: each additional type of adverse childhood experience led to a dramatically greater lifet ...

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