Understanding Neurocognitive Disorder Due to Traumatic Brain Injury

Neurocognitive disorder due to traumatic brain injury is a mental health condition that sometimes arises in the long-term aftermath of a physical injury that results in brain damage. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) classifies this condition along with other types of neurocognitive disorder in the reference text for mental health professionals called the Diagnostic and…

Addiction, Trauma Experts Featured at Promises Behavioral Health Symposium

On April 25, Promises Behavioral Health will host a symposium in Fort Lauderdale exploring the relationship of complex trauma to intimacy, addictions and mood disorders. The esteemed panel of speakers includes international speaker, author and clinician Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, award-winning author, trainer, psychologist and trauma specialist Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP, and board-certified addiction psychiatrist…

Watching News Coverage of Terrorist Attacks Can Be More Stressful Than Being a Victim, Study Finds

Extensive exposure to Boston Marathon bombing media coverage caused more acute stress in people watching on TV, online or listening to radio reports than in those experiencing the terrorist attack itself, researchers at UC Irvine have found. Even the study authors who specialize in researching trauma impacts said they were startled by their findings: People…