A new study reports certain horror movies, such as the Halloween series, focus on the cycles of trauma and how it connects to the experience of survivors. Researchers say how the movies deal with trauma is indicative of how trauma is treated in the real-world setting, where the experience is often not acknowledged by others and victims are provided limited support for healing.
Direct exposure to the California wildfires increased the risk of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
A single dose of psychedelic treatments can help alleviate symptoms of depression, stress, and trauma in those who have experienced racial injustice.
Changes in the rhythms of our stomachs force us to turn away from visual stimuli we find disgusting.
Increasing time spent sleeping immediately following a traumatic event can help to significantly reduce the effects of trauma.
The risk of developing PTSD was eight times higher in teens who experienced traumatic events and had elevated acyl-ghrelin levels than trauma-exposed teens with lower levels of the hormone.
Recent trauma suffered during adulthood has a greater impact on aspects of cognitive functioning that trauma suffered during childhood. However, experiencing the death of a parent or parental divorce during childhood was associated with an increase in cognitive decline. People who reported experiencing traumatic events showed greater overall declines in executive function and episodic memory during later life than those who had no experience of adverse events. This was especially true for those who experienced trauma during adulthood than those who experienced trauma as children.