PTSD and CHRONIC PAIN PTSD is mostly known for its impact on overall mental health. There is research, however, to support the fact that PTSD is increasingly being recognized for its effect on physical wellness as well. Many who suffer with PTSD (veterans in particular) have higher li
PTSD AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Trauma calls into question the basic foundation of trust in human relationships. Traumatic events not only have effects on the psychological structures of the self, but also on the attachments that link an individual to a greater community. A trau
PTSD AND GENDER Both women and men are at risk of enduring unfathomable trauma, but it’s important to emphasize gender differences here, with the hopes that they can ultimately be a much-needed catalyst for improved preventative measures, diagnosis, and treatment. In 2006, Tolin and F
June: PTSD Awareness Month This is the first of a series of posts that I’ve written on the topic of trauma and PTSD, especially for the month of June! I officially started this series last year, but I’m committed to revising it, adding to it, and updating it annually. Trauma is
This coming week (May 10-16) is National Women’s Health Week! It feels extraordinarily important for me to write this relevant post. My BrainCurves wellness community was founded on the hope of creating awareness around the fact that men and women have different minds, bodies, and bra
This post is in honor of Brain Awareness Week Celebrated March 16-22. Why is the Brain important? The Brain is the grand conductor of the Symphony of Our Selves! That’s right. The Brain leads mind and body, and the Brain heeds mind and body. The Brain plays a role in every thought, f
Dr. Wolkin graduated with highest honors from Queens College, City University of New York. She then earned a PhD in Psychology, with a behavioral health emphasis, from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University. Subsequently, she completed her post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Harvard Medical School.