Bullying and PTSD

Stories of violence or suicide related to bullying have gained national attention in recent years. While school bullies have been around as far back as the one room schoolhouse, the impact of bullying seems to have intensified. Even if the victim does not succumb to violence in response, the damage done can be significant. A…

PTSD Rates Higher Among Women

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition springing from exposure to a traumatizing life event. The anxiety disorder is hallmarked by symptoms of avoidance, emotional numbness, hyper arousal and occasions of re-living the traumatic event. A review study, due for publication in this month’s issue of the Psychological Bulletin, says that women…