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Protesters in London and Glasgow call for halt to Osime Brown deportation

Campaigners are calling for a halt to the deportation of a 22-year-old autistic man to Jamaica at demonstrations in London and Glasgow on Saturday. Osime Brown was jailed for stealing a friend’s mobile phone, a crime that he and others say he did not commit. He was sentenced to five years for robbery, attempted robbery and perverting the course of justice. Now that he has been released from prison he faces deportation to Jamaica, a country he left at the age of four to settle in the UK with his mother, Joan Martin.
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The New App That Gets NICU Parents the Help They Need

This story was published in partnership with Huggies. Having a newborn land in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is the kind of experience that no parent should have to endure alone. And given that NICU parents are at a higher risk for postpartum depression, anxiety disorders, and PTSD, they can require support long after the hospital stay is over. That’s why the work of Hand to Hold, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting NICU parents, is so important — and why its brand-new app is such a big step forward.
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‘The Good Doctor’: Has Dr. Lim Found Love?

The Good Doctor’s Audrey Lim (Christina Chang) had an unexpected surprise when she went to Guatemala to help patients in need. She not only assisted with surgeries but also met a new love interest, Dr. Mateo Rendon Osma. Could this turn into a serious relationship?. Lim explores a relationship with...

7 Things Therapists Need You to Know About Relationship PTSD

Some people still associate PTSD with “shell shock,” a term coined after World War I for the potentially severe psychological effects seen in soldiers and others who experienced traumatic events. PTSD can be caused by many kinds of trauma, however, including trauma stemming from a relationship, says Silvia M. Dutchevici, a psychotherapist specializing in PTSD as well as president and founder of the Critical Therapy Center in New York City.
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Student who suffered PTSD after witnessing the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy that killed six people loses her bid for £215,000 compensation

A student who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy in 2014 has lost her bid for £215,000 compensation. Danielle Weddle had been on her Christmas break when she saw parts of the tragic incident, in which a refuse lorry veered out of control in Glasgow city centre and killed six people on December 22, 2014.
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New MGH center seeks to understand the “magic” in mushrooms

Interest in psychedelics as therapeutics has risen in recent years, spurred by studies that have found that the once-maligned drugs used in conjunction with therapy can help in the treatment of psychiatric patients. Amid a rush to commercialize a suite of newly-developed products, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has begun a new Center for the Neuroscience of Psychedelics to better understand the drugs’ effects on the brain, their mechanisms, and potential for therapeutic purposes. Jerrold Rosenbaum, MGH’s former psychiatrist in chief and Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, is heading the new center and discussed how it grew out of an insight about rumination as a hallmark of many mental conditions, as well as its promise to help struggling patients desperate for a treatment breakthrough.

Is There a Link Between PTSD and OCD?

People may develop PTSD in response to witnessing or experiencing a distressing event. They often have recurring flashbacks of the event. About a quarter of people with PTSD also have OCD. People with OCD often have unwanted thoughts and develop repetitive behaviors to cope. Some people are more prone to...
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Psychotherapy Options for PTSD

Psychotherapy is often the go-to treatment for PTSD. But what specific types and approaches work best?. The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) range from flashbacks to hypervigilance to interpersonal challenges. Symptoms can make it hard for you to function — not to mention bring along a great deal of distress.

7 Consequences Of Narcissistic Parenting You Should Be Aware Of

In his book, The Shadow of the Object, psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas famously wrote, “Character is the trace of relationship.”. He meant that to a large extent, our personalities are the fruits of the relationships we form in our lives. But what happens to our development when we live under the...