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Secondhand Violence and PTSD: An Interview with Mac McClelland 

In June 2011, Mac McClelland published an essay called "I'm Going to Need You to Fight Me On This" in GOOD Magazine. It was a first-person piece about her use of violent sex as a means of dealing with PTSD, which she said had gripped her after a series of traumatizing events on a reporting trip to Haiti. Her account… » 3/04/15 1:30pm 3/04/15 1:30pm

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 Bullshit, Say Scientists

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

Another Iraq Vet Arrested For SO's Death • Maternity Leave Makes Euros Afraid Of Women

Where is the mental health outreach for our veterans? John Wylie Needham, an Iraq war veteran who described himself as "falling apart at the seams" upon returning from combat, has been arrested » 9/03/08 5:30pm 9/03/08 5:30pm for beating his girlfriend to death in Orange County, California. • New reports about in young women who have received shots…