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Special Guest: Dr. Phil O’Dwyer – DSM 5: Changes & Challenges

Last Friday, Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed Dr. Phil O’Dwyer, Clinical Director of the Center for Counseling at Garden City Hospital and Adjunct Professor of Counseling at Oakland University.  Dr O’Dwyer spoke to clinic therapists about the DSM 5 and its changes and challenges. DSM 5 is the abbreviation for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental … Read more

PTSD linked to smaller brain area regulating fear response

ScienceDaily (Nov. 5, 2012) — Recent combat veterans who are diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder have significantly smaller volume in an area of the brain critical for regulating fear and anxiety responses, according to research led by scientists at Duke University and the Durham VA Medical Center. The finding, published Nov. 5, 2012, in … Read more

Couple Therapy Effective For PTSD Patients

Editor’s ChoiceMain Category: Anxiety / StressAlso Included In: Mental Health;  Psychology / PsychiatryArticle Date: 16 Aug 2012 – 11:00 PDT A recent study published in JAMA states that a researcher at Ryerson University has identified a successful way to treat people with post traumatic stress disorder and their partners by using a specific couple therapy. This … Read more