A clear disconnect exists between how we perceive physical and mental illnesses. This cognitive dissonance isn’t particularly logical (because no one would choose to live with anxiety, schizophrenia, depression or any of the other maladies laid out in the DSM-5 or ICD-10 diagnosis codes), but that doesn’t stop people from reflexively suggesting that a person.. read more →

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is most commonly associated with military personnel who have experienced a traumatic episode during wartime. Although PTSD has been tied to war veterans, it is also a prevalent mental disorder for people who have gone through a life-altering and highly stressful event. A new study is reporting that PTSD afflicts.. read more →

Three weeks into her new job — a contract position at a Canadian company — Roslyn, 23, who did not want her last name used, was raped by a coworker. They had been introduced by a close friend, and he’d been driving her home each day after their shift ended at midnight in exchange for.. read more →