PTSD & Trauma
By Tiffany Dzioba, PsyD, LMFT, Executive Director of Promises Malibu Vista The clients we serve suffer from significant mental illness, many times with a co-occurring addiction, and most have experienced profound trauma in their […]
By Meghan Vivo The #MeToo movement has gone viral following sexual harassment and sexual misconduct allegations against a growing list of celebrities. It’s a powerful and needed movement that’s only beginning to shed light […]
By Tiffany Dzioba, PsyD, LMFT, Clinical Program Director, Promises Malibu Vista Addressing spirituality and spiritual issues in psychotherapy can be an integral part of helping clients heal from trauma and achieve post-traumatic growth. Spiritual […]
Anyone exposed to a highly traumatic situation with the potential to cause injury or death can develop diagnosable symptoms of the mental health condition called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. However, for a number […]
By Natalia Balasundaram, Trauma Therapist, Promises, Young Adult Program Amy grew up in a household that was dominated by her father’s cocaine addiction. She stayed away from drugs, but she always seemed to find […]
What’s trauma got to do with drug rehab treatment? More than you might think. Misconceptions about the link between trauma and addiction and the ways trauma is treated keep some people stuck in a […]
Those with a history of childhood trauma — things such as sexual, physical and emotional abuse, neglect and early separation from caregivers — don’t need to be told that it leaves marks. But just […]
Veteran servicewomen affected by PTSD experience notable declines in several key areas of higher-level mental function, according to new findings from a group of U.S. researchers. For a number of reasons, women who serve […]
Recent evidence from a team of American researchers indicates that people with PTSD may experience substantially worsening symptoms when they use alcohol as part of a negative coping strategy to deal with their situations.
Researchers from the University of Connecticut and Elements Behavioral Health find that complex PTSD is not simply a subtype of BPD and suggest the disorders be addressed together.
More than 7.5 million people are victimized by stalkers in the United States each year. The encounters that accompany this behavior are scary and unpredictable, and tragic outcomes are frighteningly common. But even those […]
Approximately 10 percent of people suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing a severe trauma, while others go on to experience varying levels of emotional stress. Around one-third of those who develop PTSD […]
“Re-experiencing symptoms” is one of three traits common to people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Often, PTSD sufferers will experience persistent flashbacks that force them to relive their horrifying experience over and over.
Recent research from a group of American scientists indicates that guilt in the aftermath of a severe reaction called tonic immobility is linked to the development of PTSD in women exposed to highly traumatic […]