Tag Archives: PTSD

October 22

Forgetting trauma: doomed to repeat?

Today is the 13 year anniversary of my first rape. Technically, it was on October 25th, but it was on a Saturday—and this Saturday morning, October 22nd 2016 ,is when my body chose to remember it. I’ve written before of “anniversary reactions” in people with PTSD, and I woke up this morning thinking “holy shit, the […]

January 27

Discussing post-traumatic growth with special guest G. Donald Cribbs

  I’m so pleased to have G. Donald Cribbs stop by The Egghead Agenda on his blog tour for his newly released (just last week!) book, The Packing House. He will discuss the the exciting concept of post-traumatic growth (PTG). As you may know, I’m a neuroscientist who researches the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) […]

November 06

Resiliency and success

In my field of PTSD research, the word resilience comes up a lot. Why are some people resilient after trauma while others develop PTSD? I often question whether PTSD represents a lack of resilience or is just a normal response, given an individual’s resources, that allows one to survive life-threatening trauma.   Merriam-Webster defines psychological […]

August 30

Before and After: A Life Shaped by Abuse

I started therapy in 2012 for…well, for a lot of things. For those of you new to the blog (welcome!), please feel free to peruse the site for the backstory. The major turning point in my ability, or rather lack of ability, to function was my rape as a 17-year-old. In order to determine the […]

August 13

Should campus rapists remain in the university system?

Part 1 of this blog stemmed from an article interviewing, Hanna Stotland, a college admissions consultant and lawyer who “gets students accused of rape back into school.”   When questioned about campus sexual assault, people tend to fall into two camps regarding their opinion of perpetrators: either they’re monsters who can never be redeemed and […]

August 01

Who are campus rapists and what should we do with them?

Part 1 of 2.   In the past two weeks, the media has focused a flood of attention on the perpetrators of sexual misconduct on college campuses. Who are these people? Why do they assault? What happens to them if they get caught? A long-held belief is that most sexual assailants are repeat-offenders—that a vast […]

June 02

Grounds for Outrage

Journalist Emily Yoffe has tried to “disprove” just about every story of rape that is publicized, especially if it’s related to a college campus. She blames anyone but the perpetrators to show that this “rape epidemic” is really just college kids drinking too much and doing things they regret or are confused about. She believes […]