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Anticipation Stress

During a conversation in my Facebook group, I mentioned how for years, my father would call me later in the evenings, up to 10 sometimes, usually just to complain about my mother. 697 more words

Mental Health

Continuing Research in Retirement

It is now nearly two months since I left Birkbeck University of London (BBK) having formally retired from the University of Nottingham some 10 years earlier. 454 more words

Writing Violent Scenes

Violent scenes have more impact when they come as a surprise.  I am not talking about those in horror stories where the suspense leading up to the action is often more effective than the violence itself.  209 more words


Anxiety...Got Me On The Run!

The clock is ticking down to what is certain to be the epic climax, not only to what has been the most fabulous year for me personally, but also one of the most memorable moments for any mother. 783 more words


Psychological therapies for chronic post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults

Randomised controlled trials of individual trauma‐focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TFCBT), eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), non‐trauma‐focused CBT (non‐TFCBT), other therapies (supportive therapy, non‐directive counselling, psychodynamic therapy and present‐centred therapy), group TFCBT, or group non‐TFCBT, compared to one another or to a waitlist or usual care group for the treatment of chronic PTSD. 16 more words

Complex Trauma

Finding Inspiration Through Depressing Times

I had to call the PTSD crisis line, because my neighbor went crazy again. She is a drug addict with SERIOUS mental health issues. Her insanity has kept me up three nights in a row. 160 more words