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Substance-Use Disorders Linked to Increased Risk of Death for Veterans with PTSD

Substance-Use Disorders Linked to Increased Risk of Death for Veterans with PTSD

Association between drug, alcohol problems and mortality most prominent in younger veterans with PTSD, including those from Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who are also battling drug or alcohol problems face a higher risk of death, according to new research from the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor […]

Can Treatment for Depression Help Prevent Drug Abuse in Teens?

Can Treatment for Depression Help Prevent Drug Abuse in Teens?

A new study from Duke University researchers suggest treating teens for major depression could reduce their chances for developing drug or alcohol abuse problems later on.

Reducing Post-Traumatic Stress After ICU

Reducing Post-Traumatic Stress After ICU

Women are more likely to suffer post-traumatic stress than men after leaving an intensive care unit (ICU), finds a new study published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Critical Care. However, psychological and physical ‘follow-up’ can reduce both this and post-ICU depression.

Are Women With a History of Violent Experiences More Likely to Have Risky Sex?

Are Women With a History of Violent Experiences More Likely to Have Risky Sex?

Women who have experienced multiple forms of violence, from witnessing neighborhood crimes to being abused themselves, are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to a new report in the Psychology of Violence.

Can Polygamy Ever Become Morally Permissible?

Can Polygamy Ever Become Morally Permissible?

We have heard a lot in recent years about polygamist sects in Texas and British Columbia. For most of us, the prospect of a man being not only able, but encouraged to seek more than one wife is almost beyond comprehension. In the latest issue of the journal Ethics, a new research paper suggests traditional polygamy is inherently unequal and this morally objectionable. Strauss, the author of the report also proposes modifications to traditional polygamy in order to reduce some of the associated inequalities. However, the question remains, Can polygamy ever be considered morally permissible, even with a revolutionized concepts of the roles and reduction of inequalities?

Email ‘vacations’ decrease stress, increase concentration

Email ‘vacations’ decrease stress, increase concentration

Being cut off from work email significantly reduces stress and allows employees to focus far better, according to a new study by UC Irvine and U.S. Army researchers.

Vanderbilt Medical Facilities Educate Public On Signs Of Child Abuse

Vanderbilt Medical Facilities Educate Public On Signs Of Child Abuse

The DHHS reports that almost 80% of child fatalities are caused by abuse or neglect by one or more parent. Over the past five years, staff at Vanderbilt’s medical facilities have reported suspected cases of abuse or neglect to local law enforcement officials and thExit fullscreene Department of Children’s Services. In light of this, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital have shared tips to the public on how to spot potential signs of abuse in children. With hope, the public might be able to spot the signs of child abuse and prevent more injuries or fatalities from occurring.

Different Dynamics At Play In Cyberbullying Than Traditional Bullying

Different Dynamics At Play In Cyberbullying Than Traditional Bullying

New research from UBC has discovered a distinct difference between the dynamics of cyberbulling and traditional school yard bullying. The researchers suggest children don’t equate cyberbulling with the traditional concepts and actions of bullying. Of the youth questioned for this study, 95% of those who claimed to be cyberbullies stated their actions were intended as a joke, while only 5% reflected that their actions were for the purpose of harming another individual. This suggests the majority of those involved in cyberbullying down play the impact of their actions on their victim.

Study Focuses On Decreasing Risky Behaviors For Parolees

Study Focuses On Decreasing Risky Behaviors For Parolees

A new study published in JCHC this month considers how best to decrease the most common risky behaviors , such as drug use and sexual activity with multiple partners, in certain groups of parolees within the community. Researchers suggest better preventative programs, which educate parolees on the dangers of contracting sexually transmitted diseases due to unprotected sex and associated dangers of substance abuse, be implemented.

700 Hours Later: What I Wish I Knew Before my Internship in Counseling

700 Hours Later: What I Wish I Knew Before my Internship in Counseling

Internship is a crucial time for counselors-in-training. After all, it is the culmination of the academic experience – the opportunity for each of us to gain firsthand experience by putting theory into practice. For many of us, it is our first time working with real clients and having an actual caseload. It can be an immensely overwhelming, anxiety-inducing, yet incredibly exciting experience all at the same time. Sometimes managing all of these feelings can be hard, especially when fledgling interns encounter scenarios and circumstances that they do not feel they were prepared for.

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