The war in Ukraine has traumatised many people, military and civilian. But the country’s health service was already ill-equipped to deal with mental health issues.
The early research suggests the drugs might be effective for some conditions. But scientists have safety concerns.
From July this year, some psychiatrists will be able to prescribe psychedelics to some patients. Responses from experts working in the field are mixed.
While most journalists don’t develop PTSD or depression, many will struggle with the stress of their work. Knowing the warning signs can help deal with trauma.
Even people who are only indirectly exposed to these repeat tragedies, such as first responders and those affected by media coverage, can experience profound and long-lasting grief.
An expert in military decision-making explains the real-life consequences of war and the long-term psychological toll that endures.
Alberta’s new policy on psychedelic-assisted therapy for mental illness may set a precedent that moves Canadians one step closer to accepting psychedelics as medicinal substances.
Teaching students techniques to cope with anxiety and stress can help them bounce back after a hurricane upends their life.
Escalating legal restrictions throughout the US might mean an increase in mental health disorders for those who are denied an abortion.
The unending stream of violence on news and entertainment programming can have a negative impact on kids of all ages.
Bed bugs are pretty much universally reviled. But a public health entomologist explains how – while potentially traumatizing to deal with – they aren’t likely to make you sick.
People who are directly affected by mass shootings may develop PTSD and depression. But those who are indirectly exposed to these tragedies can also experience profound and long-lasting grief.
Trauma and PTSD can lead to challenges in the workplace. An expert explains what you should consider before seeking support at work.
Complex PTSD was left out of the latest version of the ‘psychiatrists’ bible’, but that doesn’t make it any less real for those who live with it.
The Conversation’s weekly round-up of some of the best articles about the war in Ukraine.
Many soldiers in the Ukraine war haven’t had actual military training, and are therefore at particular risk of developing PTSD.
War takes a terrible toll on medics, but many of the injuries are unseen.
Ukrainian children, refugees and military personnel will be among those hardest hit with PTSD due to the Russian invasion.
Wars are complex health emergencies – and the damaging effects last for years.
For the first time, an IPCC climate report has assessed evidence that weather and climate extremes are already affecting mental health — and are likely to worsen.