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Steven Berkowitz, MD, director of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery was quoted in a New York Times article on youth suicides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, often a result of sexual assault or molestation.
David Yusko, PsyD, clinical director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, spoke to the Philadelphia Inquirer about PTSD and the psychological impact that the Amtrak crash may have on survivors.
Michael Grandner, PhD, instructor in psychiatry and a member of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, was interviewed in a Pocono Record article about the blue light from LEDs and its effect on the body’s circadian rhythms.