Tag Archives: Posttraumatic stress disorder

Latest understanding of Depression and Stress

An original article appeared this month in the psychiatric literature which reviewed our current understanding of the stress response system (the HPA: ┬áhypothalamic pituitary axis). ┬áThe research group was looking for genetic variations in the HPA to see if there was a link to depression. The brain has widely distributed receptors for a hormone called […]
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A Narrative of Psychiatric Diagnoses: the DSM-5

It could be like this. A person is born with unrecognized alterations in brain function; maybe it is genetics, maybe it was the pregnancy, but something is different. The child looks hyperactive, inattentive, and moody by elementary school. School performance is poor. The difficult social behaviors lead to bullying, harsh discipline, and trauma. The parents […]
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