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Dr. Ann Marie Warren

Dr. Warren is a clinical psychologist at Baylor Dallas' Level 1 Trauma Center. She provides psychological intervention for patients who sustain severe injuries and is the principal investigator for research that focuses on how trauma impacts patients.

New research study aims to uncover the emotional impact of COVID-19

It’s difficult to put into words the changes that our world has seen in just a few short weeks. Not only are we confronted by the ever-present risk of illness by this invisible enemy, COVID-19, but there are so many creature comforts and “norms” that are no longer accessible in times of need. As we …

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Restoring hope after tragedy strikes

The events of last week will likely forever be burned in our memories, whether you were on the scene that night or watched it from the other side of the world. The shooting of 12 individuals, including the death of five police officers, the fear and horror that unfolded live in front of millions of …

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Coping with the psychological impact of a mass shooting

Sadly, our nation again has experienced what can only be described as a horrific event. The mass shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, is considered to be the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Not only were 50 individuals killed, but more than 50 have apparently been brought to local hospitals for treatment. In …

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Fear of recurrence as an illness

When diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, you have two choices: You can choose to fight, or you can choose to succumb to fear. Fighters challenge illness, embracing treatment and facing the obstacle of an uphill battle to better health. But as fighters become survivors, it’s not uncommon for them to glance in the rearview mirror out of …

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Domestic violence often leads to traumatic brain injury

Rarely does the general public see such a horrific act of domestic violence like what we saw this week in the video of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancée and rendering her unconscious. The media firestorm that followed has been focused on the management of Rice’s professional career, as well as how the NFL generally …

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Fort Hood Tragic Shooting Continues PTSD Discussion

Once again Fort Hood is in the news for another tragic event, a shooting at the U.S. military base has the world stunned and saddened. Just a few hours after the shooting, attention has now turned to the “why” of such an unexplainable event. Attention is now focused on the shooters “mental health issues” which CNN …

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The Hidden Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

At the Level 1 Trauma Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, we see injuries that occur for a variety of reasons, including motor vehicle collisions, falls and violence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intimate partner violence is physical, sexual or psychological and can cause harm from either a current …

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Bullying and suicide: Know the warning signs

The recent suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, allegedly as a result of constant tormenting by two girls, ages 12 and 14, has brought to light the very real and very serious issue of bullying in the lives of today’s children and young adults and its devastating consequences. The two girls are being charged with aggravated …

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PTSD: The Effect on The Navy Yard Gunman and The Public

The shootings yesterday in the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. have again had Americans glued to the TV and Internet to watch a tragedy unfold real time in front of their eyes. According to an article on CNN, the person believed to be responsible for the shooting reportedly had posttraumatic stress disorder or PTSD. So …

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The Third-Leading Cause of Death for 15 to 24-Year-Olds

This week was National Suicide Prevention Week, and the Level 1 Trauma Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas had a special focus on suicide prevention to reduce injury. On average, one person dies by suicide every 16 minutes, and suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-old Americans. A study published …

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