Weekly roundtable discussions regarding today’s behavioral health headlines so you can be In Your Right Mind.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD
Reports of school shootings, bombings, environmental disasters and other tragic events are on the news almost daily. In the aftermath of such tragedies and traumatic events, a serious psychological conditions known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop in some people. In this week’s show, Dr. Tonmoy Sharma and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor are joined by Roger Solomon, Ph.D., Senior Faculty of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Institute, who uses his expertise in the areas of trauma and grief to describe how traumatic events affect the brain and discuss the evidence-based treatments for traumatic stress and PTSD.
Social Media Addiction
More people are spending hours every day taking “selfies,” tweeting, browsing and playing games like Candy Crush on their Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites; some people might even be a little “obsessed.” In this week’s show, Dr. Tonmoy Sharma and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor focus on the country’s growing overreliance on the internet and social media with David Greenfield, Ph.D., founder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine who wrote the book, “Virtual Addiction.”
What Creates a Mass Shooter?
Frank McAndrew, Ph.D., an American social psychologist, professor and elected fellow of numerous professional organizations, including the Association for Psychological Science (APS), weighs in on some of the red flags that cause individuals to commit acts of mass violence. Using his years of expertise in studying the psychological profiles of mass murderers, Dr. McAndrew describes how gender, the press, and societal commentary play pivotal roles in the cultivation of mass shooters. Listen as Dr. Tonmoy Sharma and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor discuss the psychology of violence and more on this episode of In Your Right Mind.
Could this stem from adoption / foster care in a third world country where they were not nurtured when they were little. But then adopted at 4-6 and have Therapy on going since then. Can it be turned around?