Researchers have found that severe emotional trauma in childhood triggers physical disease later in life, and has a cumulative effect. An award-winning science writer who has researched the topic discusses findings.
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of February 10, 2019.
Synopsis: Auto accidents are the largest cause of post-traumatic stress disorder. About 25 percent of people injured in car crashes will suffer from it. Accident survivors and one of the world's foremost experts discuss variables that make PTSD worse and those that make recovery easier, as well as the essentials victims must carry out … Continue reading 15-37 Segment 1: Car Crashes and PTSD
Synopsis: Children whose parents die by suicide face a difficult emotional recovery. Well-meaning adults often make it worse with their mistakes in how they talk about the death. Experts discuss the right and wrong ways to help children cope with parental suicide. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Wendy Parmley, psychotherapist and author, Hope After Suicide: … Continue reading 15-30 SEGMENT 2: CHILD SUICIDE SURVIVORS