An interview with Prof A McFarlane on PTSD

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In the August podcast, I talk with Professor Sandy McFarlane, current director of the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, about his work with the United Nations after the Iraq invasion of Kuwait recording and responding to the trauma of modern warfare with its systematised brutalisation of an entire population. Professor McFarlane identifies current gaps in treatment and support of patients with traumatic illness, with a growing awareness of the importance of trauma responses in serious mental illness, the neurobiological underpinnings of resilience and sensitisation, and the need for greater attention to the recognition and treatment of trauma in mental health training.

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