The psychology of post-traumatic stress disorder – Joelle Rabow Maletis

Many of us will experience some kind of trauma during our lifetime. Sometimes, we escape with no long-term effects. But for millions of us, those experiences linger, causing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts that interfere with everyday life. This phenomenon, called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, isn’t a personal failing; rather, it’s a treatable malfunction of certain biological […]

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Me, Myself, and I: Dissociative Identity Disorder

[INTRO ♪] In 1955, a woman named Shirley Mason visited the psychotherapist she’d been seeing for a few months. When the therapist asked her how she was doing, she said, “I’m fine but Shirley isn’t. She was so sick she couldn’t come, so I came instead… I’m Peggy!” Through continued therapy, the therapist discovered what seemed like 16 personalities living […]

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Mental Health Apps: How Medicine Can Keep Up With Tech

Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring this episode. Go to dashlane.com/scishowpsych to learn more about Dashlane. [ ♪INTRO ] Silicon Valley thinks they have a solution for everything. Including, apparently, the fact that not everyone around the world who needs mental health care gets it. And at this very moment, there are thousands of mental health apps out there claiming to […]

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TRACTS: VA Research explores mental health issues of PTSD and TBI

– WE WERE GETTING HAMMERED EVERY DAY. WE WERE JUST GETTING SHOT AT. – THE STENCH OF BODIES. – THERE WAS A LOT OF EXPOSURE TO A LOT OF POWERFUL WEAPONS AT THAT TIME. – AND YOU’RE SEEING JUST THESE PUFFS OF DIRT EVERYWHERE. – WE GOT HIT WITH LARGE ORDNANCE. – A COUPLE OF THEM DID LOSE THEIR LIVES. […]

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Tips on Talking to Your Parents About Your Mental Health

so before I go into this video I want to say that this topic is easier said than done what I’m going to say is going to sound very simplistic but i know you’re feeling right now you’re feeling very anxious because you know you need help and that’s amazing that you’re taking the steps to talk to your parents […]

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Healing, Safety, and how DissociaDID saved my life | MENTAL HEALTH

Hello everybody. Welcome back to another video by DissociaDID and today I’m going to be talking about safety and healing if you have a mental health disorder. (Intro Music) A quote that I see floating around a lot is “You can’t heal in the environment where you got sick.” And a few months ago, I posted a feisty response to […]

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Trauma and Behavioral Health Screen Training Video

Hi, I’m Rhenda Hodnett, the Assistant Secretary of the Division of Child Welfare at DCFS. In this video, you will hear about a screening instrument used to help identify trauma-related problems in children and teenagers. You will also learn about the best ways to help kids with those problems. With better methods to detect the impact of trauma, and training […]

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CRISIS: Veterans, mental health & the wounds we cannot see | psychology recovery & military

Hey everybody. Happy Thursday! Now if you didn’t know tomorrow is Veterans Day in the U.S. What is Veterans Day you might wonder? Veterans Day is a day where all of those who served in our U.S. Military are celebrated and loved on and given a little extra thank you so much. Maybe a hug. Maybe you buy them a […]

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