Virtual reality has been used to treat phobias for many years, but medical researchers have began to discover that it can do so much more than that.
Attacks can have a serious impact on mental health – and contribute to a disturbing negative cycle.
Terrorism, confusion and fear are leaving many feeling demoralized. While not quite on the level of depression, demoralization is still something to pay attention to. Here are some ways to do that.
How to help people emotionally come to terms with the aftermath of a terrorist attack.
The inability to reconcile wartime actions with a personal moral code can create lasting psychological consequences for veterans.
A cheap antibiotic may help prevent the formation of fearful memories.
Mental health trauma has always been a part of war. Treatments have come a long way over the last century, but we still don't understand why the responses change for different people and times.
When we think of post-traumatic stress disorder, we tend to think of soldiers returning from war. But other sections of society are far more likely to suffer from repeated bouts of trauma.
The pains of the past carry into the future, especially for groups of people who have been mistreated for decades or even centuries. Here is not only why that happens but also how you can help.
Researchers are finding medical uses for some molecules in certain street drugs, but it's important to call the drugs by their real names. Here’s why that's important.
The difficulties that soldiers face when returning home from battle are part of an old, old story.
To reduce female recidivism rates, we need to address inmates' histories of trauma and abuse.
Who am I, as an academic, to decide in advance what is or what is not triggering to others?
We need to know how many people have PTSD to figure out what policies can reduce the burden.
PTSD isn't all about bombs and bullets. The baggage soldiers and medics bring to war zones will help us better understand diverse responses.
The research is strong that the atrocities of war cause mental health issues. A clinical psychologist walks us through the research and tells of her personal experience treating those with PTSD.
Jason Bourne’s overall pattern of forgetting and then retrieving memories is a better plot device than representation of real-world memory loss and recovery.
Perceived stigma, failure to seek help and failures of policing organisations to support help-seeking have created a melting pot of despair for some officers.
People who experience trauma often don't discuss it until long after the incident has occurred. A lack of empathy is part of the reason.
Talking therapy for people with post-traumatic stress disorder is one suggestion. A new study finds that surfing may be beneficial too.