PTSD

mind

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.
Nick Keppler
7.11.19
mind

Do Trigger Warnings Actually Work?

Researchers are divided over whether warnings about sensitive content help or harm people who have experienced trauma.
Mark Hay
5.9.19
COPING

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.
Tonic Editors
1.27.19
guns

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.
Jooyoung Lee
12.18.18
Unfollow Me

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.
Suzannah Riggs
11.21.18
disability

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.
Cindy Kuzma
11.16.18
Essays

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?'”
Lori Fox
11.6.18
Drugs

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.
Sarah Berman
10.18.18
anxiety

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.
Lexi Krupp
10.10.18
mental health

How to Tell if You Should See a Psychiatrist Versus a Psychologist

As a general rule, television shows and movies completely screw this up.
Markham Heid
8.24.18
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.
Emi Nietfeld
8.23.18
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.
VICE Staff
8.22.18
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