Departmental Talk

Dr. Jennifer Coleman’s research was geared towards stress and how it affects non-white population, specifically black populations. As her main focus was on veterans, she encountered PTSD a lot, and sought to find the racial divide between symptomatology, expression, and cause. It has been established, that due to the continuous struggles against discrimination and segregation,Continue reading Departmental Talk

Departmental Talk

    The speaker spoke on the topic of racial differences in PTSD and introduced the rather interesting concept of intergenerational transmission of trauma. I myself did some research on this concept last year, in relation to the intergenerational trauma suffered by the indigenous peoples of Mexico. My understanding of this concept is a group suffering soContinue reading Departmental Talk

Departmental Talk

On Friday, October 26th, Dr. Jennifer Coleman from Rush University gave a talk about Racial Differences in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder between military personnel. She began the talk by explaining the organization she works for called the Road Home Program; this program offers free mental health services to service members and their families. They have a three-week outpatientContinue reading Departmental Talk

Departmental Talk

Dr. Jennifer Coleman lead the departmental talk regarding the correlation between race and posttraumatic stress disorder. Her field of research has produced a number of interesting and surprising findings that contribute to the mental and physical background of race related PTSD. What stuck out most was that studies suggest that those who are white haveContinue reading Departmental Talk