A woman claims she developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of being a juror at the trial of Michael Rafferty, convicted of kidnapping, sexual assault and first-degree murder in the death of eight-year-old Victoria Stafford. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley By the time Shayne Lund’s court case wrapped up this week, his lawyer had spent.. read more →

06 Oct 2017
October 6, 2017

Slaying the PTSD monster FILED UNDER

Post traumatic stress disorder is a sobering topic. In some ways it’s like a cancer, initially going unnoticed by the afflicted while gestating and evolving into a monster. There is an explanation for its presence, and its presence is purely malevolent. There is no benefit for those burdened by this beast. The incessant heightened awareness,.. read more →

London researchers have learned more about how the brain changes in those with post-traumatic stress disorder, insights they hope will lead to more effective treatment. A team at Lawson Health Research Institute led by Dr. Ruth Lanius has mapped out changes in connections within the brain that were apparent even when people with post-traumatic stress.. read more →