Research shows climate change is already affecting the healthy psychological development of children worldwide. Children’s mental health risks will only accelerate as climate change advances.
Those directly exposed to toxic dust and trauma on and after 9/11 carry with them a generation of chronic health conditions, which are placing them at higher risk during the pandemic and as they age.
More 9/11 responders died from physical and mental health issues after the terrorist attacks than on the day itself. And survivors are still suffering 20 years later.
Around 70% of front-line health workers said they were exhausted in 2020. With COVID hospitalisations expected to rise in coming weeks, the pressure is about to get a whole lot worse.
The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing global refugee crisis have shone a light on the ever-increasing need for new approaches to mental health treatment.
You might have heard of EMDR therapy recently after Prince Harry said he’s been using it.
The act of killing in combat is associated with heightened risks of PTSD and suicide. A scholar interviewed 30 veterans about their common experiences.
Nurses and healthcare workers will need more support in the longer term to deal with the considerable effect COVID-19 has had on mental health and wellbeing.
Public health measures like lockdowns, quarantine and mandatory masks are important for managing the pandemic. But they can take a unique toll on refugees’ mental health, as our new research shows.
Firefighters are hailed as heroes and pillars of strength, bravery and courage. But the daily stressors and traumas of their jobs take a heavy emotional toll that largely goes unnoticed by the public.
New research surveyed more than 5,000 Australians about their concerns. Its findings suggest an epidemic of mental health related disorders is on the horizon.
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.