Fear short circuits the brain, especially when it hits close to home, experts say— making coping with events like the …
The results are the first to suggest a trans-generational contributor to the developmental disorder.
A week after he was taken hostage in an underground bunker, Ethan is now free.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experts Dr. Steven Southwick and Dr. Dennis Charney investigate the power of resilience in their new book, Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges.
Using punishment to try to rehabilitate people who have already suffered years of punishment doesn’t work
The distress of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) hurts not only the victims of trauma, but their loved ones as well, particularly their spouses or partners. Now a study suggests that a new type of couples therapy may help.
Strong recall may be genetically associated with heightened flashbacks of trauma and pain, according to new research.
In a new self-help book, Shapiro offers instruction for dealing with negative emotions by using a tried-and-true therapy for PTSD.
We may never know the true death toll of 9/11, nor the full extent of the psychological trauma the terrorist attacks caused. But by looking at rates of alcohol and other drug use among those who were directly and indirectly …
What’s wrong with me? The question of where to draw the line between normal and abnormal and how to label our mental differences has become more vexing than ever. It’s an issue that fuels the continuing debates over Americans’ …
Even seen on tiny screens from thousands of miles away, the images of destruction in Japan are devastating. The emotional aftermath seems unimaginable, and yet once the immediate crisis is over, the survivors will certainly be …
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)?
For decades, Jessica Stern had been one of the nation’s leading experts on terrorism. She served on the staff of President Clinton’s National Security Council and on the Council on Foreign Relations.