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Paper on PTSD and trauma

I'm looking for a paper on PTSD research. Last year, 2023, I found this paper I'm having trouble finding today. I believe the main author had a masculine name. The paper was a survey of various ...
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Which sub-field of psychology is the best for a research focus on complex trauma?

Which sub-field of psychology is the best option for a research focus on complex trauma (CPTSD)? I want to apply for a PhD in psychology. I like research, but like clinical works too. However, my main ...
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Is there any research on "victim mentality" or is this a made-up expression with no scientific equivalent?

I am interested in learning more about what it means to be a victim vs. what it means to have a "victim mentality." My understanding is that not all people who are traumatized think of ...
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What are the effects of an overexposure to solitary confinement?

Solitary confinement has been shown to be bad for mental health. I was wondering if really long solitary confinement, like this one are different to normal solitary confinement. In terms of effects ...
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Can a person have a imaginary friend as some kind of hallucination or pychosis?

If a person were to experience some kind of mental trauma, could their brain unconsciously create a friend that only they could hear, see and physically feel, to help them cope?
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Winnicott and Ogden : Fear of breakdown and 'reliving'

I've been reading some text from Winnicott and Ogden about "The Fear of Breakdown" and the unlived life. Ogden, T. H. (2016) wrote this about Winnicott's previous work in Reclaiming unlived ...
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What is dissociation?

When searching the internet for a definitive description of what dissociation is, I get a mixture of results which confuses. Wikipedia states: Dissociation, as a concept that has been developed over ...
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In the face of sexual trauma, do sufferers tend to avoid relationships with the other sex?

People who suffer trauma tend to avoid talking about their traumatic events: I am wondering if this happens in sexual trauma. My concern is that the brain should not evolve features leading to the ...
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New methods of treatment of psychological trauma?

Classical methods of psychological treatment of trauma help many people, but there is always a percentage of the patients those are can’t be healed with classical methods like Drug interventions, ...
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Is there a concept explaining internalizing others' trauma?

I have interrelated questions about trauma and personality factors, and how the latter can possibly contribute to the former. Second Hand Trauma? Is there any concept in publications that I can ...
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Precisely, what does it mean for a person to overcome psychological trauma?

It is often said that therapy or meeting a psychologist allows one to overcome trauma and let go of hidden pains. It is not clear to me exactly what the process of therapy entails—how would one know ...
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What is meant by "adaptive emotions" in this explanation of the TARGET model?

I was reading an article about TARGET, an approach to grounding emotional disregulation (e.g. from trauma). It introduces a mnemonic, FREEDOM, as follows: Focusing: Concentrating on a single idea ...
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Horror Movies, PTSD and The Mere-Exposure Effect

Some people say that they get PTSD from horror movies, yet there are some researches done that claim that horror movies help fight against stress and even PTSD. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/...
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If an infant endures a short period of trauma, followed by a normal childhood, is it likely that trauma could still be developmentally damaging?

I know that traumatic stress as an infant can cause serious developmental problems down the line, especially regarding attachment styles and identity development. But I'm wondering if that extends to ...
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How are IQ test scores affected by psychological stress or trauma?

Does mental stress or trauma have a significant impact on IQ test performance relative to baseline, and if so, how much? For example, if a person is affected by abuse, bullying, neglect, or some other ...
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When and how did the concept of psychological trauma begin to be extended and expanded to include more mundane and less severe experiences?

I'm in my first semester studying mental health counseling at a master's level and I have heard several of my professors make comments to the effect that over the past 20-30 years they have seen the ...
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Is there a neurological difference between someone experiencing a "normal" trauma response, and someone with PTSD? Or are they on the same continuum?

I've been reading Dr. Bessel van der Kolk's book The Body Keeps the Score. Dr. Van der Kolk describes how, in people with PTSD, the brain actually undergoes changes in response to trauma. Their ...
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Why did humans evolve to be traumatizable?

Why did humans evolve to be traumatizable, instead of being more resilient and treating trauma in a detached manner? Don't symptoms of trauma reduce a person's biological fitness? Is PTSD an ...
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Resources for adults supporting a partner with childhood sexual trauma

This may be not the appropriate community, but I am looking for resources - books or articles - about how to improve the affective support towards an adult who suffered childhood sexual abuse. I am ...
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What feelings do women and girls have when seeing genocide of her race?

In my collage , I need to submit an article on Genocides in Ancient World I collected many details and show to my guide But he requested me to add about the psychological feelings does a female ...
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Detecting trauma with EEG?

My parent went to a Psychologist because of anxiety and panic attacks. Nicely i knew that she uses EEG for diagnostics. So he went to see her, but he told me that during the EEG she asked him for 2 ...
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Psychological effects of statutory rape - differences by gender?

Occasionally, criminal cases where female teachers have sex with male students make the news. I have the impression that many people are much less critical of that than when the victim is female, and ...
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