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By On June 6th, 2017

Veterans who suffered sexual trauma are also at risk for eating disorders

Sexual trauma of any kind can be devastating and lead to a whole host of additional psychiatric issues, including PTSD, depression, substance abuse, and even homelessness. This is also true in the military, where approximately 25% of all female and 1% of male veterans are subjected to “sexual activity where a service member is involved…

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By On October 21st, 2016

Childhood Abuse May Increase Risk of Developing Bipolar Disorder

Those who experienced abuse as children may face a heightened risk for developing bipolar disorder later in life, according to new research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. “The link between experiencing a troubled childhood and subsequently being diagnosed with this serious condition is extremely strong,” said study co-author Filippo Varese from the University…

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By On July 15th, 2015

Obesity Linked to Trauma: Childhood Stressors Can Create Sickness in Adulthood

“Time heals all wounds.”  Some clichés develop because they happen to be true.  That’s not the case with this one, however.  Childhood wounds, or trauma, which go unaddressed can cause physical illness into adulthood.  I had heard of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, but didn’t realize what led researcher, Vincent Felitti, to first examine…

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By On August 17th, 2012

Abusive Relationships: Their True Toll

  Relationships are the bonds that we willfully create to connect to those around us, but how do we determine when those bonds are no longer healthy for us? Any healthy relationship whether it is parental, sibling, friendship or romantic should revolve around respect and trust for the other person.  Consideration for the other parties…

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By On June 21st, 2012

Does a history of trauma hide in the shadows?

We are a collection of our past experiences, our genetic backgrounds, unique qualities and strengths as well as our weaknesses and liabilities.  In total, we are a collection of parts. For some people, there is a troubled past which is rife with abuse and maltreatment by others. This could be in the form of physical,…

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