Bradley Stolbach, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine and Project Director of La Rabida’s Chicago Child Trauma Center, was a keynote speaker at this year’s Naomi Ruth Cohen 12th Annual Mental Health Health Conference, “Help, Hope, Healing After Trauma.”
He spoke on the issue of complex trauma, the impact of trauma upon human development and recovery from PTSD.
Dr. Stolbach said that effective treatment for post-traumatic disorders should include:
Key messages for recovery:
David Hamilton, MD, Associate Medical Director at Yellowbrick led a discussion group at the Cohen Conference on “Impact of Trauma on the Brain.” David Daskovsky, PhD, Yellowbrick’s Senior Psychologist, led a group on the “Impact of Trauma on Social Relationships.”
Yellowbrick, located in Evanston, Illinois, is a psychiatric healthcare organization whose mission is to provide a full-spectrum, specialized approach to the emotional, psychological and developmental challenges of emerging adults. Yellowbrick is a proud sponsor of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Mental Health Conference.
Yellowbrick collaborates with adolescents and emerging adults, ages 16-30's, their families and participating professionals toward the development and implementation of a strategic “Life Plan.” An integrative, multi-specialty consultation clarifies strengths, limitations, and risks, and defines motivations, goals and choices.
A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.
People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.
Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.
A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.
Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.
A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.
Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.
A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.