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Traumatized Clients

Lockdown changed your personality?

Our personalities are shaped by our experiences and social interactions, so how might the months of being isolated from friends, family and colleagues have altered us? There wasn’t just one lockdown – we all had our own experience. Some people were forced into months of unbroken solitude, others trapped for weeks on end with an… Read More


Overdose Deaths on the Rise

Tom Valentino, Senior Editor – Addiction Professional Overdose Deaths on the Rise Again Amid COVID-19 Suspected overdose submissions to the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Overdose Data Mapping Application Program from January to April this year are up 16.6% vs. the same period in 2019, according to an ODMAP report. Fatal overdoses are up 11.4%… Read More


CDC & employers’ road to reopening

CDC Dive Brief: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a flowchart outlining the actions employers should take before reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers should first consider whether reopening will be consistent with applicable state and local orders and whether they are prepared to protect employees at a higher risk for severe illness,… Read More


Supreme Court won’t define ADA’s standard

Supreme Court Brief: The U.S.  Supreme Court declined April 27 to take up a case that would resolve the question of what, specifically, a plaintiff bringing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit must prove. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year held that a district court correctly instructed a jury to apply… Read More


Exercise Can Boost Brain Chemicals Sapped by Depression

By Janice Wood ~ 2 min read A new imaging study shows that intense exercise boosts two critical neurotransmitters — glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) — resulting in better mental fitness. Published in The Journal of Neuroscience, the study’s findings offer new insights into why exercise could become an important part of treating depression and other neuropsychiatric… Read More


Mental Health First Aid Shatters Stigma With Suicide

BY ALEX ZIELINSKI JAN 19, 2016 8:00 AM CREDIT: DYLAN PETROHILOS Brenda Crawford was taught the textbook description of psychosis while she was studying for a masters degree in counseling, decades ago. “It was always explained as ‘hearing voices in your head’,” said Crawford, who works for Wyoming’s state employee assistance program. “Which I had… Read More


A New Way to Help Traumatized Clients Relieve Guilt, Shame, and Isolation

A New Way to Help Traumatized Clients Relieve Guilt, Shame, and Isolation Susan Clancy • January 19, 2016 As a graduate student at Harvard in the mid-1990s, I participated in research studies carried out by the psychology department that began in October 1996 and continued until August 2005 to interview adults who had experience sexual… Read More


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