trauma

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
mental health

Psychedelics Might Be Especially Effective in Treating Depression When Combined With Hypnosis

Scientists are exploring the combination of the power of suggestion and the healing potential of psychedelics.
Lea Surugue
8.22.18
Sleep

When You Initiate Sex In Your Sleep, Things Can Get Complicated

Sexsomnia is a sleep disorder in which people have sex—or try to—while unconscious.
Richard Greenhill
7.24.18
violence

These Cities Are Beginning to Treat Violent Crime as a Public Health Issue

The school of thought suggests that violent behavior itself is an epidemic that spreads from person to person.
Samira Shackle
7.24.18
mental health

This Is How a Therapist Decides How Much They Need to Praise You

Strength-based perspective therapy plays out kind of as a “rent-a-friend” dynamic with deeper psychological analysis happening in-session.
Michael Stahl
7.17.18
mental health

Horses Helped These Vets Treat Their PTSD

Every day in the United States, approximately 20 veterans kill themselves.
Taylor Watson
7.6.18
immigration

Separated Families Face Serious Challenges After Being Reunited

Even kids who get returned to their families have a risk of lifelong trauma.
Susan Rinkunas
6.25.18
Fighting Words

The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Family separation is traumatic, and traumatic experiences can launch a predisposition to addiction or mental illness into an actual disorder.
Maia Szalavitz
6.20.18
mental health

My Immigrant Father Was Separated from His Parents

He and I are still paying the price, 50 years later.
Julie Figueras
6.20.18
immigration

Here Are All the Doctors' Groups That Have Denounced Trump's Family Separation Policy

Multiple medical groups have warned of the mental and physical health risks of taking immigrant kids away from their parents.
Susan Rinkunas
6.18.18
PTSD

You Can Get PTSD Without Experiencing Violent Trauma

Feelings of guilt and shame are common when those diagnosed think their incidents aren’t “serious” enough.
Jessica Furseth
5.29.18
mental health

My Panic Attacks Involve Completely Detaching from Reality

Depersonalization disorder feels like a mixture of numbness and panic.
Wendy Wisner
5.2.18