Traumatology (PTSD) with Dr. Nicholas Barr


What happens to the brain under extreme stress? Why do past traumas haunt us? What kind of therapies work for veterans? And what can we do in day-to-day life to be more resilient to adverse experiences? Traumatologist and social worker Dr. Nicholas Barr has studied PTSD in veterans and homeless youth and explains how traumas affect the rest of our lives -- and how to bounce back by getting a little help. Also: great resources for lower-cost therapy and what you can do to support loved ones who have experienced trauma. Oh, and Alie needs to adopt a dog.

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Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris

Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Some links which may be of use:

Nick’s PhD work

Stats on PTSD in U.S. veterans

Intergenerational PTSD research

Different populations with higher rates of PTSD

Brain changes in folks with childhood trauma

What the Buddha Taught” book

What is EMDR

EMDR research 

CBD research

More CBD research

Research paper with the most cringeworthy pun ever

Robert Thurman wiki

Biological effects of childhood trauma

Physicians having moral injury

DSM V PTSD changes


Mental health apps roundup

Free chatting app,

Low cost therapy resources,

Find a therapist if you do have insurance: meditation app therapy app therapy app

Animals and stress reduction: any evidence? YEP.

Ending music

Alie Ward