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 →

Lilly, a fictitious soldier, was corporal in the Canadian Forces (CF) when she was deployed to Afghanistan. Early in her deployment, she was attacked by another soldier as she was returning to her barracks one evening. As he groped her he whispered, “You know you want this,” and tore at her clothes. She managed to.. 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 →