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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May 30, 2014, 12:40 PM

Last Saturday my 5-year-old daughter saw her friends go by on their way to shul, and she decided to try to catch up to them, before the rest of our family was ready to go. She’s walked this residential-area half-block daily for some time, often by herself or with her same-age sister. This time, though, a minute later she returned to the house in tears, and rushed into her mother’s arms. Throu ...

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