A recent study found that half of patients who had therapy to help them cope with painful memories had a relapse four years later. So, is there a way to erase unwanted memories for good?
Two neural systems record traumatic memories, meaning they can be remembered in both conscious and unconscious ways.
Once associated with mind-control experiments and counter-cultural defiance, psychedelics now show great promise for mental health treatments and may prompt a re-evaluation of the scientific method.
Youth workers try to use a 'window of opportunity' to help young victims of violent crime get out of a cycle of violence.
Canada's residential school system and the Holocaust offer clear lessons -- that the harm done to migrant children will impact multiple generations of Americans.
The traumatic separations of children and parents initiated at the border can cause permanent changes in the structure of the infants' and children's brains and the activity of their genes.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice helps demonstrate that the lynching of black people was not the fault of victims. But telling this history risks re-traumatizing the black community.
An evaluation of a therapeutic foster care program has shown significant improvements in children previously thought too complex and challenging for foster care.
Two acts of mass violence in Toronto this year will have an impact on witnesses, caregivers and even those who watch news reports. An expert on post-traumatic stress explains.
10-20% of young people are estimated to experience persistent PTSD after exposure to a single incident of trauma.
In NSW and Victoria this week, communities were hit by bushfires. Long after such devastating fires pass, the risks to physical and mental health remain.
A new study compared fictional patient experiences in Grey's Anatomy with real trauma cases. It concluded patients who are fans of the show might have unrealistic expectations of medical care.
Compulsive spending is on the rise, here's what you need to know.
Being the victim of trauma can trigger the onset of PTSD. But so can being violent against others – which means young people in gangs risk deep psychological scars.
In sexual harassment cases, schools and workplaces often harm those that they claim to protect. These tips can help them avoid those painful mistakes.
In the wake of the #Metoo movement, and with the goal of transforming toxic masculinity into compassionate masculinity, we must create new spaces to listen to male victims of child abuse too.
Floods and natural disasters can be highly traumatic for children.
The "love hormone" system starts to develop in the womb and is important in helping us deal with stress.
The debate about the nature of early trauma memories and their recovery isn't new.
Dissociative identity disorder - previously known as multiple personality disorder - occurs when a child's development is disrupted by trauma, preventing them forming a strong sense of self.