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.
Brain imaging study shows that we forget the context in which a traumatic event take place which could be crucial to avoiding negative loops.
If past wars are a guide, the toll of disability will continue to rise for many decades to come.
It is probably not a surprise that a terror attack can have a major impact on people's mental health. But what sort of effects are common, and how long do they last?
Could the not-too-distant future hold "brain chip" technologies that we could all use to enhance our memories to the point of perfection? Not so fast: there are big benefits to forgetting.
The experience and situation of many of the refugees precludes successful treatment of PTSD due to the nature of the disorder and what it requires to ease.
A bill that would release the 112 children currently in immigration detention in Australia will soon go before the House of Representatives. So what should MPs consider when casting their votes?
First responders are hugely resilient – but here's what to do when the memories become too much.