Feelings of detachment predict worse mental health outcomes after trauma – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Results from the largest prospective study of its kind indicate that for individuals who experience trauma, the presence of dissociation — a profound feeling of detachment from one’s sense of self or surroundings — may indicate a high risk of later developing severe post-traumatic stress, depression. , anxiety, physical pain, and social impairment. The research, … Read more

How to deal with trauma and recover from frightening events

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. It’s natural to be afraid after something scary or dangerous happens. When you feel you’re in danger, your body responds with a rush of chemicals that make you more alert. This is called the “flight or fight” response. It helps us survive life-threatening events. But the brain’s response to frightening events … Read more

Unprecedented increase in number of border wall falls and trauma – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Since 2019, there has been a five-time increase in the number of high-severity injuries occurring at the US-Mexico border wall in Southern San Diego. Trauma physicians at UC San Diego Health attribute the rise in injuries to a height increase of the border wall from a range of eight and 17 feet to 30 feet. … Read more

Childhood Trauma Heightens Risk of Multiple Sclerosis, Massive Study Finds

The impact of childhood trauma can last a lifetime, and leave people feeling like shadows of their former selves. Victims of abuse also face unimaginable pain and very real health consequences, none of which is their fault. Now, a study of nearly 78,000 Norwegian women has found that childhood experiences, specifically exposure to childhood emotional, … Read more

Trauma centers expand care to treat patients beyond physical injury – BIOENGINEER.ORG

CHICAGO: Most patients who show signs of alcohol or opioid / stimulant drug use associated with injury now undergo screening and / or intervention in Level I and II trauma centers, according to national survey results. Screenings and interventions are also conducted for some trauma patients who show signs of depression, suicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress … Read more