Munchausen Syndrome by proxy is a mental illness and a form of child abuse. The caretaker of a child, usually a mother, either makes up fake symptoms or causes real symptoms to make it look like the child is sick. Causes No one is sure what causes Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Sometimes the person was abused as a child or has Munchausen syndrome (fake illness for … [Read more...] about Munchausen Syndrome by proxy
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition where you have recurring distressing memories, flashbacks and other symptoms after suffering or witnessing a traumatic event. Treatment options include antidepressant medication and non-medicinal treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). What is post-traumatic stress disorder? Post-traumatic stress … [Read more...] about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Cognitive psychologists have conducted literally thousands of experiments examining factors that might affect the accuracy of eyewitness identifications. These experiments give us reason to be skeptical of a crime victim who points to the defendant in court and professes certainty. Even identifications that sound quite convincing can be mistaken. The human memory doesn’t act … [Read more...] about The Psychology of Eyewitness Identification
It is possible to be fully supportive of law enforcement and the military everywhere, which I am, but also push for changes that will improve both organizations. In cases such as we have seen in the news, only a full investigation of the facts can determine if errors were made. If there are determinations that there were errors, corrections are needed and will take place … [Read more...] about Who is Dangerous in High Stress Situations?
Research has long shown that service members and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder have higher-than-average rates of marital conflict, as well as higher blood pressure, poorer sleep and more stress-related physical problems than those without the disorder. Now, new research shows spousal disagreement itself may fuel physical health problems in military personnel … [Read more...] about When the Conflict comes Home