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.
Animals have complex experiences of trauma. Treating them is very similar to dealing with humans, requiring compassion, calm and common sense.
Journalists face psychological trauma from producing news even when they are distant from the scene of violent incidents. What can news organizations do?
Many large scale organisational changes end up as failures most of the time employers are blamed for being resistant to change. This may be convenient, but it doesn't deal with the real issues.
Epilepsy affects around 70 million people globally, 80% live in developing countries. A shortage of specialists, equipment and drugs complicates effective treatment and management.
Terrorism, confusion and fear are leaving many feeling demoralized. While not quite on the level of depression, demoralization is still something to pay attention to. Here are some ways to do that.
Survivors of traumatic brain injuries might have behavioural issues or have problems holding down a job for years after a blow to the head or a bad fall.
Using creativity and artistic metaphor to tap unconscious memories helps release pent up trauma.
Yoga programs specifically designed to heal girls' trauma are showing results in facilities across the country. Here's how.
Trauma can be passed down from generation to generation. What steps should adults take to try and break the cycle?
Forget tinkering with the rules of boxing. It's time for a wholesale change. Let's make hits to the groin the aim of the game and ban hits to the head.
Children’s imaginations around events can be even more frightening than reality.
How to help people emotionally come to terms with the aftermath of a terrorist attack.