Psychology & Psychiatry

Using traumatic childhood experiences to understand substance use

Some people are more likely to develop substance use disorders than others. Medical University of South Carolina researchers wondered whether adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse or neglect, could be one reason ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Understanding the mental health challenges of refugees

On 23 May, 2022, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) made an announcement that the number of people compelled to leave their homes due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations, and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Q&A: Post-traumatic growth—how to flourish after a PTSD diagnosis

No caring person would wish post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—or the likely terrifying event that led to it—on anyone. But for those people who develop the mental health condition and find treatment, the skills and ...

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