trauma

9.16.19

1 in 16 Women Report Their First 'Sexual' Experiences Were Rape or Assault

Extrapolated to the whole U.S. population, this would mean 3.3 million women have experienced "forced sexual initiation."

6.3.19

What It Feels Like to Learn Your Rapist Is Dead

“There was a part of me that felt he never got a fair shake in life.”

5.9.19

Do Trigger Warnings Actually Work?

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

4.9.19

I'm a Paramedic, Please Stop Asking Me About the Worst Thing I've Ever Seen

As a first responder, I’ve been asked this question countless times. Trust me, you don’t want to know.

3.21.19

The Psychological Effects of Grieving on Social Media

Facebook has transformed the way a lot of people experience loss and express grief. But is it helpful?

3.11.19

How to Know What Kind of Therapy You Need

Depending on what you're going through.

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3.6.19

Trump Is a Health Hazard to His Supporters

I’ll never forget how a man pulling an oxygen tank because of severe lung disease told me he would rather die than receive benefits from the Affordable Care Act because it used his tax dollars on “Mexicans and welfare queens."

3.4.19

California Has an Innovative Plan to Deal With Childhood Trauma

California's first-ever surgeon general Nadine Burke Harris is spearheading a movement for the state to become a leader in tracing adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, to the onset of physical and mental illness.

2.12.19

Being Attacked Changed How My Brain Works

Trauma has changed the way I perceive stress. I asked some experts how to cope.

1.27.19

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.

1.23.19

When Bad Circumstances Make Anxiety Vanish

I have generalized anxiety disorder, but in times of true crisis, my anxiety seems to disappear.

1.7.19

A White House Report on the Opioid Crisis Overlooks Gender Differences in Addiction

The report excludes studies showing that women experience pain and develop addictions differently than men—differences that mean women might not receive adequate treatment.

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