Trauma

Why Are Women More Vulnerable to PTSD than Men?

Why are some people able to recover from the trauma of a violent attack or combat zone, while others suffer from recurrent flashbacks, episodes of depression and other debilitating symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Football Searches for the Cause of Another Tragedy

Brains don’t give up their secrets easily. An enlarged heart is self-evidently sick; a cirrhotic liver may look nothing like a healthy one. But a scrambled, damaged,  degenerating brain may look perfectly fine — at least until …

Study: Playing Tetris to Prevent PTSD Flashbacks

In a follow-up study to their original 2009 research, Oxford University scientists found that playing Tetris after a traumatic event may help prevent flashbacks, the intrusive and unwanted memories of trauma that are the hallmark …

How Do You Wreck the Mind of a Child? One Word: War

As yet another round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks crank up, here’s something that the intractable parties on both sides might consider: Neither country is going to have much of a future if they persist in driving their kids crazy.

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