The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (DSM-5) recognises several criteria for a PTSD diagnosis. The PTSD criteria are as follows: Exposure to stressor – The individual was either directly or indirectly (witnessing, learning, or exposure to aversive details) exposed to trauma.… Read More »
The diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia were originally published in 1990 by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).  These criteria emphasised pain based on tender points which resulted in a gender bias and a female to male ratio of 2:1. The 1990 American College of… Read More »
Prof Michael Berk talks about the application of NAC in addiction, autism, OCD and traumatic brain injury. NAC and Addiction In addiction, you have a situation where glial glutamate uptake is via a transporter called Glutamate Transporter 1 (GLT1) and drug abuse down regulates this… Read More »
Bessel van der Kolk writes in The Body Keeps the Score – Trauma is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain and body. This imprint has ongoing consequences. Almost… Read More »
Prof Jayashri Kulkarni, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre discusses the epidemic of antenatal domestic violence, early sexualisation of girls and its consequences on children. Prof Kulkarni further discusses Complex Trauma Disorder (CTD). Despite our hope that pregnant women are… Read More »
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