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Pregnancy Loss Can Lead to Post-Traumatic Stress

Pregnancy Loss and Post-Traumatic StressWomen who experience early pregnancy loss (from either miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy) are vulnerable to symptoms of post-traumatic stress, sometimes for as long as 9 months following the loss. We, as therapists, can be aware of the risk of long-term post-traumatic symptoms and help normalize our clients' struggles with prolonged symptoms. Continue reading

A Study of the Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the United States

We as mental health providers can play a role in helping decrease the likelihood of a mass shooting. A study published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2018 can give us concrete ways of possibly playing a role in decreasing the likelihood of a mass shooting taking place. Continue reading

New Hope for Resistant OCD

a brain as a circuit boardNew research suggests that a treatment called "high-frequency deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS)" may help treatment-resistant patients overcome symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The treatment involves a system where magnetic impulses are delivered to parts of the brain which reinforce OCD-related thoughts and behavior patterns. Continue reading