In whose interests? Former rebel parties and ex-combatant interest group mobilisation in Aceh and East Timor - Sindre GM.

An important factor shaping rebel-to-party transformations and post-conflict party governance pertains to how these groups relate to their former rank and file. While drawing on veterans of the war provides for stable source of support and organisational s...
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ConclusionResults suggest the possibility that in-vivo exposures are more closely tied to changes in overall PTSD symptoms than imaginal exposures during exposure therapy. Furture research should incorporate more frequent measurement of in-vivo exposure distress to better elucidate these relations over the course of treatment.
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Results of a new meta-analysis confirm recommendations for psychotherapy as a first-line therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Condition:   Stress Disorder, Post Traumatic Intervention:   Other: musicotherapy Sponsor:   Institut de Recherche Biomedicale des Armees Not yet recruiting
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(Natural News) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric condition that often occurs after a person witnesses or is involved in a life-threatening event. Currently, antidepressants are the only approved treatment for PTSD, but these drugs are known to be ineffective and harmful to health. In the search for alternative treatments for trauma-associated disorders like...
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AbstractIntroductionThe long-term outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU) patients are known to be worse than those of the general population, but they are poorly known in severe trauma patients. We conducted an ancillary examination of the FROG-ICU study to identify risk factors and biomarkers associated with the poorer long-term outcomes and mortality in trauma ICU patients.MethodsMortality, quality of life (QoL) and stress level scores were obtained 1  year after discharge from ICU. Blood samples were collected at ICU admission and discharge for measurement of inflammatory and cardiovascular biomarkers.ResultsICU tra...
Source: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractThe study was an evaluation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT; Cohen et al.2017) with child-caregiver dyads who experienced the death of a loved one from terrorism, using a hybrid efficacy/effectiveness design in which there were no required minimum symptom levels. Forty children ages 4 –17 years old whose fathers died in the line of duty on 9/11/2001 and their mothers participated in an RCT comparing TF-CBT and Client-Centered Therapy (CCT). At baseline, mothers’ PTSD, depression, and prolonged grief symptoms were highly elevated, whereas children’s were at normative lev...
Source: Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
This study provides useful information related to assessing and addressing nightmares in youth who have experienced trauma.
Source: Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
Cyberbullying is the repeated and willful use of digital technology to harass, threaten, embarrass or target another person. Cyberbullies use cell phones, computers and tablets. They use email, text messaging, social media, apps, forums and gaming in their efforts to humiliate their peers and others. With today’s mandatory need for smartphones and 24-7 access to social media platforms, anyone can be a perpetual target. But because teens and young adults access these digital platforms so often, they are the most vulnerable. Staying “connected” online with friends is not always as innocent as it appears. He...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bullying Children and Teens Parenting Students Trauma Adolescence Cyberbullying Self Harm Social Isolation social media Substance Abuse Teen Depression teen suicide Source Type: blogs
The health conditions included depression and anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorders, and the percentage far exceeds the general population.
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Many Canadian soldiers came back from Afghanistan exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. So did some of the civilian contractors who served with the Canadians - but unlike the soldiers, the civilians still haven't convinced Ottawa to provide them with treatment.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news
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