If hitting below the belt, not the head, was the aim, then brain damage from boxing would disappear overnight.
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.
Flowers and messages in memory of the victims of the Manchester terror attack.
How to help people emotionally come to terms with the aftermath of a terrorist attack.
Reining the mind back from fearful things.
A cheap antibiotic may help prevent the formation of fearful memories.
Undocumented migrants are facing increased psychological trauma due to harsh new US immigration rules.
A suicide in Tijuana casts bleak light on the trauma that undocumented immigrants face in Donald Trump's America.
Sheridan Smith (front) as Julie Bushby, with Sîan Brooke (left) as Natalie Brown and Gemma Whelan (right) as Karen Matthews in the BBC drama Moorside.
Reliving trauma on a national scale.
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.
Woman image via www.shutterstock.com.
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.
Hospital Ward Dorre Island/State library of Western Australia
The lock hospitals inflicted incalculable traumas on Aboriginal people, wrenching them away from families and country.
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. How can parents help kids bounce back?
Not quite an amnesiac: a scene from ‘The Bourne Ultimatum.’
Jasin Boland/Universal Pictures
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.