Black Women Twice as Susceptible to PTSD After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

As more women between the ages of 25 to 39 are being diagnosed with breast cancer (gaaaah), researchers are taking additional steps to address the emotional and psychological trauma involved in the diagnosis. After analyzing the interviews of over 1,100 women recently diagnosed, the Journal of the National Cancer… » 3/02/13 4:45pm 3/02/13 4:45pm

Ecstasy Could Help Survivors of Sexual Assault

The party drug MDMA, colloquially known as the party drug Ecstasy, can be used to cure patients of severe post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a study of experimental testing of combining the drug with psychotherapy. The research, however, was not conducted on war veterans, a group most often associated with… » 12/03/12 12:15pm 12/03/12 12:15pm

Study That Links Abortion and Adverse Mental Problems Actually…

Researchers have clarified the results of a much-cited 2009 study that purports to link abortion and lingering crazylady aftereffects of the procedure. And by "clarified," I mean "debunked." The study's hogwash, from top to bottom. And it seems that researchers originally presented deliberately misleading findings in… » 3/06/12 7:00pm 3/06/12 7:00pm

Even Military Dogs Are Being Diagnosed With PTSD

We know that many soldiers are returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder, but they're not the only ones disturbed by what they've seen in war zones. The concept is new, but military veterinarians say they're diagnosing service dogs with PTSD and even developing treatments, even… » 12/02/11 9:30am 12/02/11 9:30am

"They Are Practically Saying President Bush Killed Nicole. Well, Walter…

Walt Smith was a geeky Mormon kid who enlisted in the Army Reserves right before 9/11 and was working at Wal-Mart when he was called for duty in January 2002. After a few months fighting the Republican Guard on a tour that included an early engagement during which he was shot at relentlessly for several hours, Walt… » 1/21/08 1:00pm 1/21/08 1:00pm