A protester at a December speech by an alt-right speaker on the Texas A&M campus.
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.
MDMA is being trialled as a treatment for PSTD.
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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.
Haiti has been struck by natural disasters before. Here's what we learned about helping victims.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Because we all have it in us to be strong and courageous.
The facilities were poor and some inmates were subjected to unsuccessful experimentation with a “vaccine” that used arsenic compounds.
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The lock hospitals inflicted incalculable traumas on Aboriginal people, wrenching them away from families and country.
People risk being physically harmed during violent protests. But there is also an emotional element at play.
The debates surrounding the 9/11 novel have been as informative as the novels themselves.
A doll lies in the ghost town of Pripyat, abandoned since the nearby Chernobyl power plant suffered a catastrophic meltdown in 1986.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has documented heart-rending testimonies and elicited shattering revelations. But how does a society witness itself failing at its most fundamental duty?
Living in limbo: children at the Qab Elias Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon.
It's not just children who need support to cope, their families and caregivers do, too.
Residents are rescued in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, August 15, 2016.
It's not uncommon for kids to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress after a disaster. With thousands of children affected by Hurricane Harvey, how can parents help kids bounce back?
Not quite an amnesiac: a scene from ‘The Bourne Ultimatum.’
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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.
It’s what we do with our painful experiences that matters.
Why psychological pain and trauma could have some positive effects – but only for some people.
A poster of Gretchen Carlson, who is suing former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment.
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.
Memorial on the ‘Promenade des Anglais’ in Nice.
Families and friends bereaved after a sudden trauma may need both formal and informal support to help cope with their grief.
Take me to the stars.
Lucid dreaming is showing some promise in treating nightmares. Could it help treat some mental illnesses, too?
Traumatic events can stop the brain storing the context in which they took place.
Brain imaging study shows that we forget the context in which a traumatic event take place which could be crucial to avoiding negative loops.
How do we deal with people whose emotional responses we don’t understand? Demolition does not have the answers.
Pripyat is often portrayed as a haunted ghost town.
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Chernobyl's liquidators have come up with some intriguing ways of dealing with what they've gone through – without directly confronting painful memories.
Dunblane Primary reopening a few days after tragedy.
The odds of recovering from a terrible experience are higher than you might think.