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.
The Toronto van attack that killed 10 people 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.
Researchers are getting closer to understanding how some people are more susceptible to posttraumatic stress disorder.
More cyclists are suffering from serious injuries than ever before. Here's what we can do to provide a safer environment.
Most pregnant women are aware of the advice to quit smoking, avoid alcohol, and fear soft cheese, but much less is done to avoid stress during pregnancy, despite its harms.
A recent US study found one out of every five child sexual abuse cases validated by child protection had a female as the main offender of the abuse.
Mass graves are being dug for hundreds of those killed in a nation once more gripped by grief.