Tag Archives: Post Traumatic Stress disorder

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (right), with Javier Arango (left), speaks at the Wounded Places film screening and panel discussion at the Grand Lake Theater.

Film “Wounded Places” Sheds Light on Effects of PTSD on Children

In an effort to engage the community in a conversation around Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its affects on children living in impoverished circumstances, the film “Wounded Places: Confronting Childhood PTSD in America’s Shell-Shocked [...]
White matter fiber architecture of the brain. Human Connectome Project

How Chronic Stress Predisposes Brain to Mental Illness

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain that may explain why people suffering chronic stress are prone to mental problems [...]