Lady Gaga recently announced that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain from being sexually assaulted when she was 19. She performed a song “Til It Happens to You” at the Oscars this year. The song was written for a documentary about sexual assault entitled The Hunting Ground. It was very courageous for Lady Gaga to reveal her struggles with PTSD and related issues. From her interviews it is apparent she has gained deep insights into how the trauma has impacted her life. She is able to clearly [...]
Lord Horatio Nelson was England’s most celebrated soldier, the Admiral who defeated Napoleon’s navy at the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21, 1805. He was a brilliant, brave and admired naval strategist and warrior. Sadly, Nelson fell from a shot fired from the enemy ship Redoutable, and his amazing and heroic career came to an end. Despite his resounding victories, was his judgment impaired as a result of a severe concussion he had suffered in battle? Read the rest of the article published at Psychology Today.
Unexpected congestion, a symphony of brake lights, the flashing sirens of police and EMS vehicles. Accidents we encounter during rush hour may mean a frustrating start to our day as we slow for the broken glass and mangled metal along the roadway. But for the people behind the wheel of the crumpled car, anxiously awaiting medical assistance, it can mean weeks, months or years of emotional and physical pain ahead. The most common cause of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not exposure to war or [...]