Heart’s been told paramedics at the East of England Ambulance Service are nearly twice as likely to get Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as soldiers. Dean Stuart’s a paramedic working out of Chelmsford and last summer he got called out to a job that changed his life forever. Someone dialled 999 to report an injury at.. read more →

Oxytocin — “the love hormone” — may enhance the capacity for compassion in people suffering from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study conducted at the University of Haifa and Rambam Health Care Campus, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology. “The fact that the present study found that Oxytocin may improve compassion.. read more →

Exposure to sexual violence may alter the female brain and reduce maternal behaviour needed to care for offspring, a new study suggests. The researchers discovered that pre-pubescent female rodents paired with sexually experienced males elevated the levels of stress hormones — could not learn as well and expressed reduced maternal behaviours that needed to care.. read more →