How social media harms teen girls’ self-esteem

November 28, 2017 Shniece Archer 0

Six Degrees, was one of the first social media sites and took its name after the six degrees of separation theory. The theory holds that each person is six introductions away from any other person on the planet. The site, which lasted from 1997 to 2001, allowed users to create a profile and generate a following. In the two decades since, the social media landscape has grown to include blogging, instant messaging and apps that allow people to communicate at all hours. The use of social media has been linked to higher levels of loneliness, anxiety, depression and a decrease in social skills among people of all ages. But those feelings are felt especially strongly by teenage girls.

Post traumatic stress injury is evolving

November 7, 2017 Shniece Archer 0

History of PTSD In the 1950’s, the American Psychiatric Association was the only mental health organization to give a diagnosis to a client or patient through its publication, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. This guidebook helped to diagnose Post Traumatic Stress Disorder before it was given an official title in 1980. Throughout the Vietnam war, a diagnosis of PTSD in the psychiatry field was advanced through the women’s movement, genocide survivors, and research on natural disasters was contributed to the PTSD concept. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was developed as a mental health disorder. The definition described it as people who experienced or witnessed a life-threatening event, similar to fighting in a war, sexual harassment or a natural disaster.