Emily

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Name: Emily
Date registered: August 9, 2012
URL: http://www.criminaljusticeschoolinfo.com

Biography

I'm a criminal justice blogger, who is currently researching PTSD in law enforcement, and ways to help. Occasionally, I also blog for http://criminaljusticeschoolinfo.com/legal-justice-news/

Latest posts

  1. K-9’s Continue to Prove Useful in the Treatment and Prevention of PTSD — November 4, 2012
  2. Scientists Coming Closer to Finding Cause of PTSD — November 4, 2012
  3. PTSD Conference Calls on First Responders — October 5, 2012
  4. Alternative Treatments for PTSD — September 21, 2012
  5. Mandatory Counseling After Trauma May Help Remove Police PTSD Stigma — August 31, 2012

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Nov 04

K-9’s Continue to Prove Useful in the Treatment and Prevention of PTSD

A study by the University of Pennsylvania revealed that first-responders at 9/11 who had K-9 partners, were less likely to have PTSD. Anyone, regardless of whether or not they have PTSD, reap emotional benefits from owning and interacting with a pet. A dog’s endless love and patience is just what someone suffering from PTSD needs …

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Nov 04

Scientists Coming Closer to Finding Cause of PTSD

Groundbreaking studies on PTSD have discovered some of the the brain functions and physiological causes related to PTSD. An intriguing article by Virginia Hughes in Nature, titled Stress: The roots of resilience, explains the studies in detail. It’s a must read for anyone struggling with PTSD. Scientists have been studying which environmental and social factors determine …

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Oct 05

PTSD Conference Calls on First Responders

 There was a PTSD conference in Bakersfield, California Tuesday night. The rotary club and the National Alliance on Mental Health – Front Line sponsored the conference. Like many PTSD conferences, it focused on seeing the warning signs of PTSD and the treatment of PTSD. What made this conference particularly noteworthy, was the call for the …

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Sep 21

Alternative Treatments for PTSD

  Doctors have been studying alternative treatment for PTSD for some time now. Acupuncture, meditation, and even K-9 companions are all some of the methods being employed and studied by more open-minded physicians and patients. There have been multiple studies by very reputable sources suggesting the effectiveness of alternative treatments for PTSD. The pentagon spent …

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Aug 31

Mandatory Counseling After Trauma May Help Remove Police PTSD Stigma

Police officers in the US deal with the most gruesome, ugly, and terrifying side of humans imaginable. From watching someone take their last breath, to discovering corpses that have been mutilated in ways no sane human could comprehend, police deal with it all. Unfortunately, when these officers deal with the emotionally devastating effects of this …

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Aug 14

Standardized Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD Coming for the Army, Police Officers Next?

Last week, the Army, along with the VA and the DoD, announced that they are in the process of standardizing the diagnosis and treatment process for soldiers with PTSD. It’s an unfortunate reality that those who do the most good for society, firemen and women, soldiers, nurses, and of course, police officers, are some of …

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