Posts Tagged ‘ Hippocampus ’

Letting your Child “Cry it out”: A big No-No according to Scientific Studies

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Darcia Narvaez, an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, recently wrote in Psychology Today how excessive crying out could be dangerous for children, leading to a lifetime of harm.   In trauma research, foraging patterns are used to study stress responses by replicating different attachment models. A research team led by Read more…

Acute Stress Disorder

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

The Twin-Tower attacks on 9/11 directly exposed thousands of New York residents to the horror of a near-death experience. This was associated with a sense of dread and impending doom, and accompanied by the witnessing of mayhem, and collective chaos. This is a report of a victim with Acute Stress Disorder.

What Happens to the Brain in PTSD?

Monday, July 8th, 2013

In 1937, James Papez proposed in his now-classic article, based on his anatomical research, “emotions have an anatomical mechanism and location in the brain” (“A Proposed Mechanism of Emotion.” Arch. Neurol. Psychiatry (1937): 38). Dr. MacLean, the leading authority in limbic neurology, in general championed Papez`s findings. He insisted that in the process of evolution Read more…