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Historically associated with combat veterans, PTSD symptoms occur in people with vastly different experiences, including those whose jobs rarely take them away from a desk.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 11 min
The introduction of the post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis in 1980 affirmed that traumatic experiences, even absent physical injury, could have enduring consequences for brain function and mental health.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
After the torrential rains end, or the flood recedes, or the fire burns out, many people continue to feel the emotional wounds of a natural disaster.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Neuroscientists are beginning to reveal how chronic stress can impact the brain, body, and behavior.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
What can the flick of a rat’s tail tell us about opioid addiction? More than you might think.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Trauma silences its victims, but art can help those suffering from the psychological wounds of war begin to open up and heal.
  • TED
  • 10 min
What is research uncovering about this anxiety disorder?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
This booklet describes the symptoms of anxiety disorders, explains the role of research in understanding the causes of these conditions, describes effective treatments, and suggests ways to make treatment more effective.
  • National Institute of Mental Health