Does Narrative Exposure Therapy Reduce PTSD in Survivors of Mass Violence?

Article of the Week: Does Narrative Exposure Therapy Reduce PTSD in Survivors of Mass Violence? by McPherson, J. (2012). (Research on Social Work Practice, 22(1), 29-42. DOI: 10.1177/1049731511414147) Background As a comeback to my series of summaries of interesting scientific research articles in psychology, I’ll start with something directly relevant to my current work as a …

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AotD: Argentine tango dance compared to mindfulness meditation and a waiting-list control

Article of the Day: Argentine tango dance compared to mindfulness meditation and a waiting-list control: A randomised trial for treating depression by Pinniger, R., Brown, R.F., Thorsteinsson, E.B., & McKinley, P. (2012). (Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 20, 377-384. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2012.07.003) Background & Research Depression and anxiety problems are massive public health issues, not to mention sources of great suffering for millions …

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AotD: Psychedelics and Mental Health: A Population Study

Article of the Day: Psychedelics and Mental Health: A Population Study by Krebs, T. S., & Johansen, P-Ø. (2013) (PLoS ONE, 8(8), e63972. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0063972) Background Psychedelic substances, such as psilocybin-containing mushrooms, DMT-containing brews (ayahuasca), mescaline-containing cacti, ibogaine-containing roots and seeds with LSA, have been used for religious, shamanistic, divination and healing purposes by various cultures for …

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