Disaster Mental Health Response for Children (3rd Edition)

Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children. 12/2017 The purpose of this course is to provide education and resources that can be used as just-in-time training to prepare providers to identify the needs of pediatric survivors so that they may provide support in a way that helps these children return to pre-disaster levels of functioning. It discusses a number of topics, including Common Reactions to Disasters; Childhood Grief and Childhood Grief in Disasters; and Severe Reactions to Disasters: Stress, Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration.
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(Reuters Health) - People who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related psychiatric issues may be more likely to develop autoimmune diseases than individuals who don't, a Swedish study suggests.
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As the White House doubles down on a zero-tolerance immigration policy that has led to the forced separation of families, medical experts are sounding alarms about the potentially irreparable psychological damage that could plague the children affected. A number of prominent medical organizations, from the American Psychological Association (APA) to the American Academy of Pediatrics, have joined a chorus of regulatory bodies, lawmakers and activists who have condemned the policy. The APA’s president and CEO also sent a letter to President Donald Trump on June 14, urging him to reverse the policy given “multipl...
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CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that chronic post-concussive symptoms following an mTBI relate to altered exosomal activity, and that greater tau pathology may underlie chronic post-concussive symptoms that develop following mTBIs. It also suggests that central inflammatory activity contributes to PTSD symptoms following an mTBI, providing necessary insights into the role of inflammation in chronic PTSD symptoms. PMID: 29913077 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Individuals who misuse opioids experience potentially traumatic events (PTEs) at a markedly high rate (Dore et al., 2012; Mills et al., 2012). Exposure to such events is associated with increased risk for psychopathology including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Kilpatrick et al., 2013). Indeed, studies examining psychopathology across samples of individuals who report using multiple substances have reported PTSD as the most prevalent disorder (Cottler et al., 1992; Mills et al., 2006), and similar findings have found that opioid misuse is elevated in trauma-exposed samples (McCauley et al., 2009; McCauley et al., 20...
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Publication date: Available online 19 June 2018 Source:Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry Author(s): Yong-Ku Kim, Meysam Amidfar, Eunsoo Won The heterogeneity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms indicates that multiple neurobiological mechanisms underlie the pathophysiology of the condition. However, no generally accepted PTSD biomarkers in clinical practice currently exist. The sequential responses to recurrent and chronic stress by the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis and the autonomic nervous system (ANS) system are considered to play a significant role in ...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
The longer children remain in institutional settings, the greater their risk of depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems.
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Belle Swersey knows firsthand how therapeutic horseback riding can be. The 7-year-old girl, who is in remission from a rare type of muscle cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, has been using equine therapy to help ease her pain for the past 2 ½ years.
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The aim of this work was to investigate the association between traumatic experiences and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with the academic performance of university students. This is a one-phase study that included 2213 students, enrolled at one of s...
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OBJECTIVES: The study aimed tocompare recurring themes in the artistic expression of military service members (SMs) with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury and psychological health (PH) conditions with measurable psychiatric diag...
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