Child abuse scars not just the brain and body, but, according to the latest research, but may leave its mark on genes as well.
How Terror Hijacks the Brain
Boston Marathon Tragedy: How To Locate Friends and Family and Donate Blood
Explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line have killed at least two and injured at least 23.
Study: Women Abused As Kids More Likely To Have Children With Autism
The results are the first to suggest a trans-generational contributor to the developmental disorder.
What About the Victim: The Steubenville Rape Victim’s Recovery
How does public exposure affect recovery from a very private, traumatic experience?
How Disasters and Trauma Can Affect Children’s Empathy
Do children become more kind and empathetic after a disaster— or does the experience make them more focus more on self-preservation?
Childhood Trauma Leaves Legacy of Brain Changes
Painful experiences early in life can alter the brain in lasting ways.
Why War Helps, Rather than Harms, Some With PTSD
War is often the trigger for mental illness, but the latest research reveals some unexpected effects of combat on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Time for a Time Out: Why Are 40,000 Children So Harshly Disciplined in Public Schools?
If psychiatric facilities can eliminate the traumatic punishment techniques of isolation and restraint, why can’t public schools?
How PTSD and Addiction Can Be Safely Treated Together
The vast majority of people with addiction have suffered significant previous trauma, and many people who struggle with addiction suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) simultaneously. But the treatment of these …
Couples Therapy Can Help PTSD and Improve Relationships
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.
Psychological Abuse: More Common, as Harmful as Other Child Maltreatment
Psychological abuse — including demeaning, bullying and humiliating — may be the most prevalent form of child maltreatment. Yet it’s among the hardest to identify or to treat
Military Suicide: Help for Families Worried About Their Service Member
In this week’s TIME cover story, “One a Day” (available to subscribers here), journalists Mark Thompson and Nancy Gibbs explore why suicides among the U.S. military have reached crisis levels. Every day, one active-duty …