21 Feb 2018
February 21, 2018

Torture and Its Psychological Aftermath

The torture itself was horrific enough. Beatings, hangings, sleep deprivation, waterboarding, mock executions — a litany of abuse authorized by the United States government against terrorism suspects held in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, and for which no one in any position of power has ever been held accountable. But taking fuller stock.. read more →

The brains of children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have structural differences not seen in the brains of typical kids, a new study finds. PTSD is a mental health problem that occurs in some people who’ve lived through a shocking or dangerous event. The damaging effects associated with childhood trauma can lead to lasting changes.. read more →

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health disorder triggered by particularly distressing life events. One in 10 people will experience it, according to PTSD UK. The anxiety disorder can be triggered by serious road accidents, prolonged sexual or physical abuse, military combat, traumatic childbirth and being caught up in natural disasters. Sufferers will.. read more →