Terrorism

Blog: Terrorists or Copycats? What's The Difference?

Yasser Arafat, the former Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, famously stated in his 1974 speech before the United Nations that, "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter."

But there is reason to suspect that the killers in the recent Orlando, Nice and Munich attacks were neither freedom fighters nor terrorists at all, but individuals with personal grievances struggling somewhere between rage, suicide and homicide.

Blog: Parents as role models: Talking with Kids about Frightening Events

It is impossible to completely shield children from learning about horrific events which occur: terrorist attacks, police shootings, and police being killed. The pervasive and repetitive news coverage of these frightening events, particularly on cable news programs, news flashes on our iPads and cell phones, and on social media makes them impossible to completely avoid. In general, children, especially young children, should be shielded by insuring as much as possible that they avoid watching these events on TV and mobile screens.

Blog: Gay Pride, Religious Condemnation and Terrorism

Gay Pride, Religious Condemnation and Terrorism
Religious texts can be used to justify violence against gay people
 
By Jack Drescher, MD
 

News: APsaA Mourns Victims of Orlando Terrorist Attack, Calls for Action

Photo by Steve Nesius/Reuters
 
Leading Psychoanalytic Association Mourns Victims of Orlando Terrorist Attack,
Calls for Action
 

News: APsaA Calls for Empathy Regarding Plight of Refugees

In light of increasing inflammatory rhetoric directed at refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) has released a new position statement calling for greater understanding and increased compassion.

Blog: Talking to Children About Terrorism

 
The trauma experienced from terrorist attacks will provoke a range of immediate and delayed emotional reactions in both adults and children. These may include anxiety, depression, rage, insomnia, nightmares and irritability.
 
Here are some helpful suggestions to keep in mind: