PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has existed since the first war was fought. Shell shock was the name for it in WW1, in WW2 it was known as battle fatigue. The term PTSD first appeared in third edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association in 1980. Doctors who lobbied for its … [Read more...] about PTSD Coach Australia App
"The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.” Marcus Aurelius Many more people say they have a calm mind, than actually do. A calm mind can be developed by training; good examples can be found in the military, particularly in higher level forces, fire fighting services and some medical staff, especially those in emergency medicine. But what if … [Read more...] about How To Walk The Talk Of Having A Calm Mind
Does Australian Government surveillance bother you? Should it? Today, the Sydney Morning Herald writes: Federal government departments are using increasingly powerful cyber-snooping equipment to monitor the social media lives of millions of Australians. I am not going to comment on specific issues mentioned in the article. Instead, I will discuss broader … [Read more...] about Do You Worry About Australian Government Surveillance?
Way too often, I come across disturbing stories about the failure of mental health professionals. Here's such an account of how mental health professionals failed to correctly diagnose, and treat, a psychotic drug addict who then shortly afterward went on to kill a pensioner. Mother begged for psychotic drug addict son to be sectioned just days before he knifed a … [Read more...] about When A Psychologist Or Psychiatrist Or Counsellor Is Not An Expert
Poor parenting is a serious problem today. Parents have a huge responsibility. Much bigger than many realise. Have a read of this article: So are YOU posher than your parents? The key to social mobility is having a devoted and determined family It’s an interesting, moving and thought-provoking story. At the end, the author writes: "I had a lump in my throat as I … [Read more...] about Have You Overcome What Your Parents Did To You? (Poor Parenting)