All posts tagged ptsd

Everyday PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder doesn’t just come from the battlefield. The disorder — in which a traumatic experience leaves the patient suffering from severe anxiety for months or years after the event — is often associated with battlefield combat and natural disasters. But as Dr. Frank Ochberg, a clinical professor of psychiatry at Michigan State University, noted in […]

New Thinking About PTSD

Battlefield Psychologists Investigate Stress in Combat and After In a new study in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Prof. Yair Bar Haim of TAU’s Department of Psychology reports that people confronted with acute stress — daily rocket attacks — tend to dissociate from threats instead of becoming more vigilant. This research overturns accepted convention and may […]