Throughout the pandemic, one psychologist has seen an uptick in people seeking therapy. He expects this trend to rise as we return to normalcy.
Prince Harry said he develops intense anxiety whenever he returns to London. He said EMDR, a therapy designed for people with PTSD, helps.
What you eat, where you live, and the stress you experience can trigger genetic changes in future generations.
Derek Chauvin was convicted. But Minnesota's been a hub of police violence. Victims' families channel their grief to call for reform.
Before calling, assess whether it's your place to do so, therapist Reshawna Chapple told Insider. If you do, avoid comparisons and long conversations.
The reporter said she was barred from covering sexual assault because she's a survivor who has in the past advocated for sexual-assault victims.
Grief therapists say we're all experiencing physical reactions to a year of loss, whether we know it or not. In psychology, it's known as the "anniversary reaction."
Insider's relationships reporter Julia Naftulin noticed massive shifts in her self-confidence and relationships 10 weeks into her therapy.
AOC said she was a sexual assault survivor during an Instagram live about the capital insurrection. She said the attack compounded with her previous trauma. Compounded trauma, or complex trauma, is the build-up of multiple traumas in a person’s life. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. In an Instagram Live […]
Shayla Racquel is a 31-year old writer, director, and creative based in Washington, DC. On January 7 around 6 p.m., Racquel was attacked by a dog in her apartment building and her arm began bleeding profusely. Although paramedics quickly responded to her 911 call, they struggled to find an ER […]
Dr. Shauna Springer is an author, expert on trauma, and chief psychologist at Stella Centre, a treatment centre for trauma-related symptoms. Just as companies prioritise tech support and productivity aids for working virtually, Springer says they should also focus on supporting their employees’ mental health. Leaders should create a culture […]
Three young children between the ages of three and eight witnessed a Wisconsin police officer shoot their father multiple times in the back on Sunday. A child psychiatry expert told Insider that the trauma Jacob Blake’s sons are experiencing is likely worsened by the fact that the violence they witnessed […]
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is caused by a severe traumatic experience and can affect your body, as well as causing mental impairment or anguish. People with PTSD may suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), which can potentially cause a heart attack or stroke. Studies have shown a potential link between […]
While it’s understandable to feel lonely during quarantine, some evidence indicates that prolonged isolation can seriously affect certain people and cause them to be traumatized. Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker, explains that the word ‘trauma’ is used to describe “an event that posed an extreme threat […]
Editor’s note: This story discusses and references sexual trauma. According to sex therapist Caroline Leach, talking about your previous trauma, first-time sex expectations, and boundaries with your husband-to-be will help you navigate future sexual experiences in a way that feels safe and less anxiety-provoking. You should also get to know […]
Lady Gaga appeared on Oprah’s “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” tour Saturday, when she discussed her battle with fibromyalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder after multiple sexual assaults. The award-winning singer and actress said taking an antipsychotic medication “helped me tremendously” and that she would “spiral very frequently” without it. […]
One in five women will have to deal with the physical and mental aftermath of sexual trauma in their lifetimes, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The way they’re taught to cope with that trauma could greatly affect their experiences in future sexual relationships they form. According […]