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The Mental Effects of Captivity

Michelle Poe
Kidnapping and hostage taking have been present since the dawn of civilization, but only (relatively) recently have concerted efforts been made to understand the psychological impact of being held captive. Nowadays, a seemingly endless stream of abduction cases captivates the nation’s psyche as stories related to missing people play out in real time. All too

Your Brain After a Hurricane

Michelle Poe
The widespread destruction and distress caused by natural disasters can result in extremely negative effects on mental health, both individually and collectively.  Whether the disaster is unpredictable (like an earthquake) or occurs with limited notice (like a hurricane) such events are shocking, frightening and dangerous. People who experience these incidents are subject to adverse economic,
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