Addiction

Gender-tailored treatment could ease opioid epidemic

Gender-tailored methods to address the harmful mental health effects of childhood adversity may help alleviate the current opioid crisis and make treatment more effective, concludes University of Massachusetts Amherst epidemiology ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why we need a better understanding of how PTSD affects families

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term "post-traumatic stress disorder"? When I ask this question in public presentations, the answers are along the lines of "the military", "soldiers" and "war". ...

Neuroscience

Proof it's possible to enhance or suppress memories

What if scientists could manipulate your brain so that a traumatic memory lost its emotional power over your psyche? Steve Ramirez, a Boston University neuroscientist fascinated by memory, believes that a small structure ...

Health

A work patch for better nursing home care

Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be a traumatic experience for the entire family with concerns about the care and attention they will receive. Imagine if those concerns were eased, simply by some changes in the way ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Negative personal experiences add meaning to life

While many people say they appreciate positive experiences more than negative ones, there is a hidden benefit of negative experiences. While someone involved in a negative situation might not enjoy it, a recent study from ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Troubling extent of trauma and PTSD in British young people revealed

New research from King's College London suggests one in 13 young people in the UK have had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) before reaching age 18. The first UK-based study of its kind, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, ...

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