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Lindemann (1944), Lazare (1979) and Worden (2005) have identified numerous symptoms and behaviours that indicate unresolved / complicated grief. While many of the symptoms identified can be considered ordinary during the more acute earlier phase of grief, they are considered major signs of unresolved / complicated grief if ... Read More

“Would it help our efforts in suicide prevention if the media were to publish a suicide toll?” MOSH Australia will be hosting a public form to discuss and debate the creation and publication of a national suicide toll. The forum be held in Pasadena (South Australia) at the Heysel Chapel (Centennial Park, ... Read More

Most common losses aren’t automatically recognized as being ‘grief-worthy,’ but clients often need help adjusting to a new reality just the same. By Stacy Notaras Murphy A client, Abby, comes to counseling to deal with feelings of loneliness and stress following an abrupt breakup with a long-term boyfriend. She had thought they ... Read More

Unlike PTSD, which focuses on impairment, the concept of posttraumatic growth aligns with counselors’ focus on clients’ strengths, wellness and capacity for change. By Jonathan Rollins Since 9/11 and the United States’ subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many Americans have grown all too familiar with the term posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ... Read More

Successful treatment of schizophrenia depends on a regimen of both drug and psychosocial support therapies. While antipsychotic medication can help control the symptoms of psychosis associated with schizophrenia, it cannot help the person find and maintain a job, establish effective social relationships, increase their coping skills, or teach them to ... Read More

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