COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
A bereavement counsellor on grief, loss and longing.
Persecution is central to Jewish collective memory. So when armed police entered ultra-Orthodox areas of Jerusalem to close synagogues due to COVID-19, some residents reacted with fear and suspicion.
When resources are drained, people are tired and communities are recovering from trauma, social connection is vital.
Don’t medicalize all anguish and existential despair, says a registered psychotherapist. Consider earlier traumas and 7 books about suffering and survival.
Doctors are being forced to make difficult choices regarding who gets ventilators in this pandemic. An expert argues why this has parallels with choices soldiers have to make during wartime.
Our government, suggest the authors, risks traumatizing its citizens with its failure to slow the spread of COVID-19.
New Australian film Wild Butterfly is a story of stigma and discrimination directed towards people who use drugs. And a reminder of what can happen when trauma and drug use are played for click bait.
Studies show the physical and emotional pain of minorities and women is often discounted by both the U.S. justice and health care systems. That has serious consequences.
Most of us are familiar with the concept of psychological trauma. But what is collective trauma, and how can we tackle it in the wake of the bushfire crisis?
We do a disservice to survivors of major tragedies when we call them "heroes." Instead, we should change our policies and attitudes to help them truly survive the disaster.
Keane is stepping back from his role as the BBC's Africa editor due to a long struggle with PTSD after years reporting from conflict zones.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who spent four years in a refugee camp, was recently criticized for saying that talk about war makes her feel anxious. A trauma psychiatrist explains the effects of PTSD.
As Australia picks up the pieces after the fires, we must understand the unique grief Aboriginal people experience from a loss of country.
MDMA is better known as the party psychedelic Ecstasy or Molly. Used clinically, together with psychotherapy, it reduces symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and shows promise with couples.
Menopausal women who were abused as children experience more hot flushes while sleeping than those who were not abused, according to recent research.
We like to think there's a silver lining to tragedy – and this may be influencing both how studies on post-traumatic growth are constructed and how subjects are responding.
Most kids bounce back quickly after a disaster and there are several strategies you can use to help.
Traumatic experiences affect people closest to the victims.
A work placement is integral to a degree in social work. But many people who have a history with the justice system would be denied a working with children check, which most placements require.