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Audio: "The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Scienc" (Skeptic)

“From a physician and post-traumatic stress disorder specialist comes a nuanced cartography of PTSD, a widely misunderstood yet crushing condition that afflicts millions of Americans.

The Unspeakable Mind is the definitive guide for a trauma-burdened age. With profound empathy and meticulous research, Shaili Jain, M.D. — a practicing psychiatrist and PTSD specialist at one of America’s top VA hospitals, trauma scientist at the National Center for PTSD, and a Stanford Professor — shines a long-overdue light on the PTSD epidemic affecting today’s fractured world…”

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"How PTSD Affects The Brain, According To Researchers" (Bustle)

“It's sometimes difficult for researchers to know whether PTSD has caused physical changes in the brain, or whether those physical characteristics were already there. Dr. Shaili Jain, a PTSD expert and author of The Unspeakable Mind, explains that there are three main areas of the brain implicated in PTSD: the hippocampus, the frontal lobe, and the amygdala. The hippocampus, she explains, ‘is a part of the brain that's located in the temporal lobe where we process memories. It's smaller in people who have PTSD, but we don't know why.’ It's a case of chicken and egg, she notes: ‘We don't know if they were born with a smaller hippocampus and that somehow made them more vulnerable to PTSD, or if it shrunk after they were exposed to trauma.’”

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Audio: 'From the Frontlines of PTSD Science,' Psychiatrist Shaili Jain Talks New Treatments for Trauma (KQED)

“Over the past 20 years, Stanford School of Medicine psychiatrist Shaili Jain has seen many traumas that can prompt post-traumatic stress disorder, from family violence, to a close escape from a major accident or fire, to being robbed. Dr. Jain joins us to talk about new treatments for PTSD, which affects an estimated 6 million people in the United States. She'll also discuss her new book ‘The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science.’”

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Audio: A Conversation About PTSD + Remembering Mac (WMNF)

“Drawing on a decade of her own clinical innovation and research, Dr. Shaili Jain has authored her debut book, The Unspeakable Mind – Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD ScienceDr. Jain’s groundbreaking work demonstrates the ways this disorder cuts to the heart of life, interfering with one’s capacity to love, create, and work—incapacity brought on by a complex interplay between biology, genetics, and environment.…”

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Audio: Lake Effect Weekend: Science of PTSD

“A former Milwaukee psychiatrist looks at the science of PTSD to clear up some misconceptions. Then, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter talks about Wisconsin’s surprisingly checkered history with women’s suffrage. Radio Chipstone visits an iron pour at the Lynden Sculpture Garden and Bubbler Talk looks at the early history of pro-basketball in Milwaukee…”

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Audio: Cool Science Radio - KPCW (NPR)

“The  2nd guest this morning is Dr Shaili Jain who is a PTSD specialist at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, a trauma scientist at the National Center for PTSD and a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University's School of Medicine. Her new book THE UNSPEAKABLE MIND: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Front Lines of PTSD Science went on sale earlier this week…”

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Audio: PTSD specialist and author Dr. Shaili Jain (WGN Radio)

“Physician, post-traumatic stress disorder specialist, trauma scientist and author Shaili Jainjoins Justin on Extension 720 to discuss her book, The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD. Doctor Jain talks about why the word ‘unspeakable’ is used in the title of the book, how humans are inclined to deny traumatic events, how long PTSD has been part of the human existence, the democratization of PTSD, why the vast majority of people will recover from a traumatic event, how understanding symptoms is the key to understanding behavior, the many ways that trauma manifests itself, how trauma can be inherited between generations, the various treatments for PTSD and why it is a great time to be involved in the study of the science of PTSD.”

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