Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who spent four years in a refugee camp, was recently criticized for saying that talk about war makes her feel anxious. A trauma psychiatrist explains the effects of PTSD.
Emergency service workers already have poorer mental health than the rest of us. In the wake of this bushfire crisis, we need to make the well-being of our first responders a top priority.
The risk of mental health problems associated with this bushfire season extends well beyond those living in directly affected regions.
MDMA is better known as the party psychedelic Ecstasy or Molly. Used clinically, together with psychotherapy, it reduces symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and shows promise with couples.
We found refugees with insecure visas had poorer mental health than refugees with secure visas. But social interaction with the wider community seems to help.
Veterans are at higher risk of mental illness than the rest of the Australian population. Many of them are seeking help, but the way care is provided to this group must consider their unique needs.
Traumatic experiences affect people closest to the victims.
Cannabis use is common among trauma survivors, and may improve some of the symptoms of those with PTSD.
Remembering past events, experiences or emotions is a big part of being human. But if dwelling on the past is distressing, here's what you can do to help.
Research shows that ketamine can produce long-term reductions in symptoms of treatment-resistant depression.
A recent review found moral injury was experienced by a wide range of people in different professions, including journalists, police, teachers and soldiers.
The brain can do a lot, but it is vulnerable, especially to traumatic events. Over the years, researchers have learned the unique ways in which it is damaged by experiencing or witnessing trauma.
Teen survivors of school shootings face unique complications and challenges. In the wake of two suicides by teen survivors of the shootings in Parkland, Fla, a child psychiatrist exlpains.
In a landmark ruling by a Victorian court, a former Age journalist has successfully sued for damages after consistently covering traumatic cases in her job.
The media frenzy surrounding George Pell's conviction may force victims of child sexual abuse to relive their own trauma.
Some 80% of young people will experience a traumatic event by the time they become an adult. Here's how teachers and parents can support them.
How books can help veterans overcome physical and mental trauma.
Mass shootings bring terror in ways that people watching from afar can only imagine. And yet, society at large is also affected, a trauma psychiatrist writes.
To some extent, shell-shock still shapes our understanding of PTSD today.
Quetiapine is an antipsychotic drug to treat severe mental illness, but it makes people feel sleepy, so has also been used as a sleeping pill – by prescription and illicitly.