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.
Children don’t have to be in physical danger for disaster images to have a powerful psychological impact.
Understanding where and how memories are formed could lead to more ways to treat conditions like PTSD and addiction.
Last year’s COVID-19 restrictions were a relief to some people who have experienced family trauma because it spared them difficult holiday visits with relatives. Now, it’s back to holidays as usual.
Some psychedelic drugs – paired with therapy – hold great potential for helping sufferers of PTSD, depression and other mental health disorders.
A person with complex post-traumatic stress disorder has the signs of standard PTSD, as well as additional difficulties that often stem from childhood trauma.
In my research, I’ve seen how people can feel a new sense of gratitude, meaning and purpose. They often take up new hobbies and careers. They become less materialistic and more altruistic.
A secret plan to destabilise the new democratic government reveals the failed ambitions of the apartheid state security apparatus and confirms what is known about the brutality of the period.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a stressful time for all, and even more so for people experiencing trauma-related stress. How can public health emergency responses avoid further trauma for vulnerable people?