APA Will Host Its 125th Annual Convention in Washington, DC

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For more than six years, Dr. Mark Cartwright has practiced as a psychologist at Carewright Clinical Services in Dallas, Texas. Dedicated to providing optimal assessment and therapy to his patients in Dallas, Dr. Mark Cartwright stays active in his field through membership in the American Psychological Association (APA).

The premier psychology organization in the United States, the APA represents more than 115,000 members. High ethical standards, psychological research, and continued education are the main points of focus for the APA.

The organization will host its annual convention August 3-6 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. More than 12,000 psychology professionals are expected to attend.

Along with speakers and networking activities, the event will feature the signature APA Exhibit Hall, where psychology professionals can view and purchase products and services to aid them in their work. In addition, the event presents a unique advertising opportunity for businesses in the field. For more details, visit www.apa.org.


What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

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Carewright Clinical Services
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Psychologist Mark Cartwright practices at Carewright Clinical Services in Dallas, Texas. As president and CEO of the clinic, Mark Cartwright offers therapy and related services to both children and adults in the greater Dallas area. He often works with patients living with PTSD, and has provided forensic evaluations related to the subject.

Question: What is PTSD?
Answer: PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. This mental-health concern can develop after someone experiences a very traumatic event, such as combat or sexual assault.

Q: What are the symptoms of PTSD?
A: People who live with PTSD typically experience very negative memories, and may have flashbacks to the event or events that caused the trauma. They may also become anxious, jittery, paranoid, irritable, or reckless. Feelings of numbness or general disinterest are common as well.

Q: What therapies are available to PTSD patients?
A: PTSD treatments generally involve psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of the two. Psychotherapy relies on counseling with a therapist. This can include cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and other methods that have been proven to be effective in the treatment of PTSD.