Adults who experienced trauma in childhood may get poor medical care because they have trouble telling a clear story about their health.
Many people with PTSD also have depression, anxiety or some other mental health issue. This treatment might help where other treatments haven't.
The rituals of ancient Greece – especially public performances of tragic plays – have remarkable resonance with the current moment.
The TGA is considering a proposal to reclassify psilocybin and MDMA from their current status as prohibited substances. This would allow psychiatrists to use these drugs to treat mental illness.
A scholar of the Rwandan genocide argues that while a genocide and a pandemic are very different, the experiences of Rwanda's survivors may provide lessons on how to heal from pandemic trauma.
There's buzz about MDMA – yes, the same ingredient in the street drug known as Ecstasy – being a game changer in the treatment of PTSD. A psychiatrist who treats PTSD says, "Not so fast."
Now, for the first time in Australian history, trauma is trending in the wider public discourse. What does this shift in public consciousness mean, and where is it taking us?
A lack of emotional support within the police is leading to PTSD and burnout.
Mass shootings terrorize witnesses in ways that people watching from afar can only imagine. And yet, society at large is also affected, a trauma psychiatrist writes.
Traditional treatments for PTSD, such as talk therapy and medication, do work for some veterans. But service dogs can make a difference when those methods fall short.
Loosely based on the ABC journalist's own experiences, Stop Girl opens up a story about PTSD after war.
Professor of Defence Mental Health, King's College London
The TGA is currently evaluating a proposal to legalise MDMA and psilocybin for the treatment of mental illness. But there are a few reasons Australia isn't quite ready to take this step.
Almost half of NHS critical care staff suffered mental health issues in summer – now the situation is worse.
A film about the shootings is likely to be very distressing for people directly impacted by the massacre, particularly those who still have PTSD or strong grief responses.
The rate of death by suicide is rising among veterans. The most common stressor is a serious relationship difficulty.
It’s clear that the pandemic has affected mental health. Researchers have now identified how extensively: Five stress scales with interconnecting symptoms combine to form COVID-19 stress syndrome.
Police officers face dangerous situations every day, and many suffer trauma as a result.
Drugs like MDMA, ketamine, LSD and psylocibin may help heal the wounds of trauma - but more research is needed.
Treating people with PTSD may help lower their risk of developing dementia.