On the Record

"We’re now seeing so many women going over there and coming back, which is so different than in past wars. And although they’re supposedly not in combat roles they’re right up there with the guys."

—Clinical psychologist Barbara Thacker, PhD, on combat veterans’ struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Star Advertiser.com, Nov. 15

"My one recommendation to parents ... let them talk."

—Vanessa Jensen, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health on the importance of parents’ knowing whether their children are slipping into depression.
USA Today, Nov. 14

"Being empathic provides a better ability to respond to social threats. It also gives you an opportunity to respond to social opportunities."

—University of California, San Francisco, postdoctoral researcher Michael Kraus, PhD, on his research that finds people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are more attuned to what others are thinking and feeling.
The Christian Science  Monitor, Nov. 21