Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hazing and Suicide Risk

Does hazing increase the risk of suicide? Breaking story: Authorities probe possible link between teen’s suicide, fraternity hazing Marquise A. Braham, 18, a 2013 graduate of Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale and an officer of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, committed suicide last Friday, the day he was set to return to school. His family, who […]
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Article on Bisexuality

It’s interesting (in perhaps a misguided way), how much effort there is to prove or refute the existence of bisexuality. See the recent article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis in the New York Times Magazine, March 20, 2014: The Scientific Quest to Prove Bisexuality Exists http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/23/magazine/the-scientific-quest-to-prove-bisexuality-exists.html?_r=0 The title alone addresses the futility – perhaps unwittingly – via […]
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Psychology and Torture

Psychology and Torture Authors Roy Eidelson and Trudy Bond welcome sharing this essay with other colleagues and listservs: Psychology Association’s Torture Link Fails “Do-No-Harm” Ethics http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/22286-us-psychologys-misplaced-priorities-expediency-over-ethics#.UxumDlDrEDc.email This is a sad and convoluted saga into an aspect of the expertise psychology offers as specialists in Behavioral Science. A long, but must read to be on top of the […]
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March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Here’s some information by the Brain Injury Association of America: http://www.biausa.org/brain-injury-awareness-month.htm A TBI Fact Sheet (active link) The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: http://www.nctsn.org/resources/public-awareness/content/national-brain-injury-awareness-month%20 And the Brain Injury Association of New York State: http://www.bianys.org/ See their Brain Injury Awareness Month Kit  with some very informative and useful links: https://www.bianys.org/BrainInjuryAwarenessKit.htm Roy

WWI: Legacy of Shellshock to PTSD in DSM-5

Mark your calendars. The world readies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great War, World War I, with many planned events. For an overview, see: http://www.greatwar.co.uk/events/2014-2018-ww1-centenary-events.htm Part of the “legacy” if you will, is “shellshock” or “war neurosis”: In the history of psychiatry, the First World War is often identified with the rise of the disorder […]
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