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Adult mental health, Mental health and society, Post traumatic stress disorder

Interview with a Veteran Part 3

Posted on 12 November 2017 by Kali Barawi

For the final instalment of this series John Skipper, a military veteran who served in the Falklands, Northern Ireland and Bosnia, discusses the time he spent as part of the PTSD research currently taking place at Cardiff University. My team worked with John as part of the 3MDR trial (Modular Motion-assisted Memory Desensitisation and Reconsolidation).
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Adult mental health, Mental health and society, Post traumatic stress disorder

Interview with a Veteran Part 2

Posted on 11 November 2017 by Kali Barawi

Military veteran John Skipper has become a passionate public spokesperson and champion of PTSD research after completing the 3MDR trial with my team at Cardiff University. In part one of this series John shared his experiences of his time in the army. In part two he discusses his diagnosis of PTSD and his experiences with
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Adult mental health, Mental health and society, Post traumatic stress disorder

Interview with a Veteran

Posted on 10 November 2017 by Kali Barawi

Around 4% of British military veterans are living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychological therapy with a focus on the traumatic event is the treatment of choice for PTSD and can be very helpful but, unfortunately, resistance to treatment is high. There is an urgent need to identify effective treatments for military veterans who do
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Adult mental health, Child and adolescent mental health, Mental health and society, World Mental Health Day

Mental health nursing in Palestine

Posted on 30 October 2017 by Dr Mohammad Marie

Mohammad Marie  –  mental health nurse academic at An-Najah University Mental health services vary from country to another. This variation depends on many factors, including those related to culture, politics, and resources. In the case of Palestine, with its history of conflict, mental health services are underdeveloped and face many challenges. In the West Bank,
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