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The NIH-funded researchers mapped out both mechanisms—components of which also are present in the human brain— which may one day help scientists learn how to enhance this naturally occurring phenomenon to promote resilience to psychological stress. Nightmares are common, and even when someone with PTSD is not thinking about the event, sleep is often disturbed. Second, it’s slightly disturbing to see many providers feel black humor (e.g., jokes about otherwise unfunny situations) is beneficial for coping, and more concerning that over half of providers utilize destructive coping skills, such as consuming alcohol.

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Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 23, 2005)

ISBN: 0789028441

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