The Rise of a Mysteriously Effective Therapy for Trauma
An increasingly popular treatment called EMDR utilizes a bizarre technique. But mainstream psychologists are embracing it.
Do Trigger Warnings Actually Work?
Researchers are divided over whether warnings about sensitive content help or harm people who have experienced trauma.
How can I tell if I have PTSD?
This week in the Coping newsletter: Sometimes people get PTSD when they haven't been through something particularly traumatic. Other times, trauma can lead to very specific symptoms.
Doctors and Emergency Workers Tell Us About the Toll of Treating Gunshot Victims
After the NRA told doctors to stay in their lane on gun control, many spoke out about the visceral results of gun violence.
My Ex Abused Me and Stalked Me. Then I Developed OCD
I started making lists and timelines so I could deal with my stalker ex. Then it became a compulsion.
Everything You Need to Know Before Getting a Service Dog
Here's who qualifies for a service dog, how to apply for one, and what tasks they can be trained to do.
This Is the Emotional and Financial Cost of Sexual Assault
"I sometimes find myself very depressed over the question: 'Who would I be had I not been raped?'”
Here Comes the Legal Case for Medicinal Psychedelics
Therapist Bruce Tobin is striving to give end-of-life cancer patients magic mushrooms in a clinical setting.
Drinking to Calm Your Nerves Might Just Make Your Anxiety Worse
There are several reasons alcohol creates this kind of anxiety feedback loop—and sleep is one of them.
How to Tell if You Should See a Psychiatrist Versus a Psychologist
As a general rule, television shows and movies completely screw this up.
I Tried it
My Teeth Grinding Changed the Shape of My Face
Botox could potentially treat both my bruxism and the underlying trauma that may have caused it—so I gave it a try.
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
The Hidden Trauma of Firefighting
One study found that firefighters are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty.