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Recovering from Type-1 and Type-2 Trauma and knowing the difference

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Type I Trauma responses related to a single terrorist event, especially post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  These terrorist events are often shocking or catastrophic, and usually totally unanticipated. Survivors of these events may suffer a wide array of symptoms, including intense fear, or even dissociation, where the individual’s awareness and ability to engage psychologically in the Read more…

Psychological Adjustment among returnees to Orthodox Judaism

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Introduction Adult returnees to Orthodox Judaism were studied to assess level of adaptive functioning.  All subjects had adopted a lifestyle of the Lubavitch Hasidim.  They had all undergone any transition of new religious affiliation.  Although all subjects were born Jewish, their previous religious involvement had been minimal.  Their backgrounds were uniformly upper and middle class, Read more…

The FDA may now approve inadequately tested, potentially dangerous vaccines if ever the Secretaries of Health and Human Services (HHS) or Defense (DOD) declare a national emergency

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Based on an interview with Stephen Lendman , Research Associate of the Center for Research on Globalization. At least three US federal laws should concern all Americans and suggest what may be coming – mandatory vaccinations for hyped, non-existent threats, like H1N1 (Swine Flu). Vaccines and drugs like Tamiflu endanger human health but are hugely profitable to drug company Read more…

The Tripartite Theory of Trauma Psychological

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

The Tripartite Theory of psychological Trauma proposes that the dynamics in which trauma plays out should be broadened to include the role of derelict caretaker-functioning; which completes a dynamic triad to that of victim-predator-caretaker.
When a parent or other caretaker (including a government) fails to protect the potential victim, leading to a trauma occurrence. When domestic or political caretakers collude with or emulate the role of the predator , the delicate balance required for communal survival is disrupted. While media-attention tends to focus on the drama of particular trauma-events, the role of caretaker failure remains elusive despite its role being the most critical variable.

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Psycho-social Adjustment among Returnees to Judaism       Baruch Trappler, M.D.1 Jean Endicott, Ph.D.2   1) Dr. Trappler is former Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians & Surgeons, and Columbia University, New York., Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at S.U.N.Y. Downstate, and Co-Chairman of the Neuroscience Committee at the State University of New Read more…

What is Psychological Trauma

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

What is Psychological Trauma? A trauma is any injury a person suffers, whether the cause is physical or emotional. Psychological trauma results when a person experiences a traumatic event, such as being physically beaten, verbally abused, or exposed to a terrorist attack or other horrifying event. Psychological trauma can, therefore, be thought of as an Read more…

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Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Disorder of Extreme Stress and Complex Trauma

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

“The original body of literature that established the current PTSD construct evolved as a model around symptoms following exposure to a critical traumatic event.     However, as late as 1992 Judith Herman (Trauma and Recovery. New York: Basic Books, 1992) described a more complex disorder in patients who had been victims of prolonged repeated Read more…

Complex Trauma Describes How Early Abuse Expresses Itself

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

“As PTSD evolved into its current format as the valid construct for ongoing psychological distress following an acute trauma, studies of victims of chronic interpersonal abuse demonstrate a variety of trauma-generated difficulties not included in PTSD.   This issue is addressed in a review article by Van der Kolk and colleagues: “The inclusion in ICD-10 Read more…

Netanyahu Meets a Joint Session of Congress

Friday, May 27th, 2011

“When Obama called for a surprise press conference ahead of Bibi’s visit and then delivered a Middle East policy speech, I shuddered.   After Sharon and Bush decided to use Gaza as a litmus test for a Palestinian State, orthodox Jews in Israel and the United States viewed it as a doomed, unnecessary social experiment. Read more…

US-Trained P.A. Shoot Worshipers at the Tomb of Joseph

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The following announcement was first posted on a community news site on April 16th, 2011:   "Ben Yosef Livnat, a 24-year-old Jewish father of four from Jerusalem, was shot dead earlier today by a Palestinian policeman at Joseph’s Shrine in Shechem."   Four other members of the religious group were wounded in the shooting.   Read more…

The Goldstone Report and Retraction

Monday, April 11th, 2011

“Prior to the release of the verdict of the examination Israel’s conduct during “Operation Cast Lead,” Israeli diplomats weren’t waiting with bated breath. Unlike their stronger adversary Hezbollah, to the North in Lebanon, the attack on Hamas (who control Gaza) was almost surgically efficient. As many rocket-launchers as possible were destroyed, terrorist leaders’ homes were Read more…

New York Firefighters – A Sample of First-Responders 10 Years Following the Collapse of the World Trade Center

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

“First-responders are those rescuers that are first to arrive at any catastrophic event – whether "natural" (such as a flood or earthquake) or man-made (such as a terrorist attack).   The knowledge obtained by studying enduring psychological reactions among rescuers has far-reaching public health implications.   It was actually President Obama’s visit to Engine 54 Read more…

Early Trauma and Disorders of the Self

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

“In the field of developmental psychology, early researchers focused on a crucial question: what needs to go right for a formless infant to differentiate into a healthy, autonomous, self-regulating entity (Greenacre, P. “Early Determinants in the Development of the Sense of Identity.” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 1958)? When early attachment is traumatically disrupted, Read more…

Bringing Terrorism Home – Three Case Reports

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: Will the Trial in New York be Traumatic or Therapeutic? First published in Psychology Today, November 30, 2009 At a review tribunal conducted at Guantanamo Bay in 2007, Mohammed, who was raised in Kuwait and graduated in 1986 from North Carolina State University with a degree in mechanical engineering, claimed responsibility for Read more…

Group Therapy for Victims of Chronic Abuse

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

“Studies investigating the overall prevalence of traumatic events in the general population indicate surprisingly high rates for lifetime exposure to any type of traumatic event (Kessler, R., A. Sonnega, E. Bromet, et al. “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey.” Archives of General Psychiatry 52 (1995): 1048–1060).    Using sensitive screening instruments, Norris found Read more…

Traumatic Stress Following Terrorist Attacks – The Accumulative Effect

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

“War Torn Civilian Victims of Political Terrorism Following the Twin Tower Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 and the July 2005 bombings of the London mass-transit system, results of national surveys appeared to indicate that there was an initial stress response affecting large percentages of the population, followed by some form of natural habituation in Read more…

Early Caretaking Function and Long-Term Behavioral Adaptation

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

“From a trauma perspective, a variety of models are pertinent in explaining the risk of PTSD. These include developmental theory, attachment theory, and the resource model.   The resource model is particularly relevant in natural disasters and war violence involving death or disappearance of parents.   Knowledge of early attachment of infants to their caretakers Read more…

Symptoms of Psychological Trauma

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

“When reading this article and thinking about “psychological trauma” and “traumatic events,” it is important to make a distinction between the common stresses of daily living and traumatic events that pose an immediate threat to life and bodily integrity. Experiences such as a rape, physical assault, or exposure to a natural disaster or terrorist attack Read more…

Overview of Trauma Psychology

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Overview of Trauma Psychology “In my article on “The Cardinal Symptoms of Psychological Trauma,” I identified the most common symptoms of psychological trauma that could potentially afflict any given individual who has experienced abuse, battery and/or assault. These symptoms also follow natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and situations involving prolonged interpersonal trauma, such as being Read more…