Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder How common is PTSD? It is estimated that 70% of adults in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic event. Of these 70% of Americans who have experienced trauma, around 20% will develop PTSD. Approximately 5% to 6% of...
Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use Disorders Substance Abuse and Behavior: What Every Lawyer Should Know 21% of the US Population Used Illicit Substances Within the Past Year Among individuals aged 12 or older, 61.2 million people, approximately 21.9% of the United States population, used...
Mental Illness and Violence

Mental Illness and Violence

Mental Illness and Violence Does having a mental illness increase a person’s likelihood for violence? In most cases, it does not. However, the public generally believes that individuals with mental illness are violent. Much of the stigma associated with mental illness...
Defining the Psychopath

Defining the Psychopath

Defining the Psychopath What is a Psychopath? Psychopathy is a personality disorder characterized by a constellation of affective, interpersonal, lifestyle and antisocial features whose antecedents can be identified in a subgroup of young people showing severe...