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BBC Future | May 17, 2022

Talking about traumatic events can be hard – but makes a huge difference to children's wellbeing, research shows. Here's how to find the right words.

WINK-TV / CBS | May 17, 2022

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are injuries to the head from a sudden blow. As many as 50,000 people die every year from severe TBIs and another 80,000 are permanently disabled. Now, there’s evidence that people who sustain even moderate head injury later in life run an increased risk of developing epilepsy.

KCRA / NBC | May 17, 2022

Once a state worker, now Andrew Pendrey lives in a city provided semi-permanent homeless encampment.

Runner's World | May 17, 2022

Experts share stories of how exercise can help people navigate trauma.

Times of San Diego | May 17, 2022

This year’s GI Film Festival San Diego, opening Tuesday at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park, includes 26 films made by, starring or about military members.

Georgia State University Research Magazine | May 17, 2022

The pandemic has produced a mental health crisis with effects that may reverberate for years — even decades — to come. At Georgia State, researchers are working to gain insights into the emotional toll and identify how people are finding hope even as the threats persist.

WUNC / NPR | May 16, 2022

Clinics in 10 U.S. cities — including one in Western North Carolina — have been approved by the FDA to expand patient access to MDMA. The recreational drug also known as Ecstasy, will be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

The New York Times | May 16, 2022

Millions of people with PTSD struggle to get a diagnosis. Experts say that some widespread beliefs about the condition can be harmful. Here are a few pervasive myths.

WTKR / CBS | May 11, 2022

Military members are sharing some of their most personal struggles as part of a video campaign by Veteran Affairs to encourage others to take charge of their mental health. -- For more stories of military service and healing visit BrainLine's Veteran Voices.

Medical Xpress | May 11, 2022

In a new study, reported in Nature Communications, researchers at Örebro University have identified biomarkers in the blood that indicate how serious a head trauma is.

Cosmopolitan | May 11, 2022

One yoga instructor details the freak accident that caused her traumatic brain injury (TBI), and how she discovered that her TBI symptoms were more than a concussion. -- For more information on Yoga for TBI visit The Treatment Hub.

KUHT / PBS / NPR | May 11, 2022

A majority of COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized at Memorial Hermann Hospital experienced long-COVID — around 70% of them were experiencing long-COVID three months after being discharged.

Smithsonian Magazine | May 10, 2022

Ecstasy and the active ingredient in magic mushrooms have shown promise in clinical trials, but more testing is needed.

Inverse | May 10, 2022

Researchers are finally understanding the connection between psychiatric conditions and the immune system. People diagnosed with a psychiatric condition were more likely to catch Covid-19 after being fully vaccinated, according to a new study.

WJBF / ABC | May 10, 2022

Dr. Tracy Casasova, a psychologist the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, gives us a closer look at post-traumatic stress disorder – something that is not exclusively a veteran or first responder issue – as well as anxiety.

WRDW / CBS | May 9, 2022

The study is examining how negative emotions impact brain function. People with PTSD find themselves in a negative emotional state more often.

KCDO / ABC | May 9, 2022

About 6 percent of the population deals with post-traumatic stress at some point in their life and the cost can be a burden.

WKRN / ABC | May 9, 2022

Seven years ago, the U.S. Soccer Concussion Initiative made a landmark ruling, saying that kids 10 years and younger are not allowed to head the ball. The organization also limited heading for those 11 through 13.

BBC News | May 9, 2022

Fergal Keane has used a combination of therapy and medication to treat his PTSD

KJZZ | May 6, 2022

The pandemic shone a light on the limits of the health care system. But it also illuminated the distress that has long beleaguered doctors and nurses. Neither burnout nor post-traumatic stress disorder, this moral injury could undermine medicine’s efforts to bounce back after COVID-19.

WINK-TV / CBS | May 6, 2022

A Southwest Florida high school senior is fighting to walk on her own to get her diploma. Khalia Carter was hit by a drunk driver last month and was left with a traumatic brain injury.

Alaska Public Media / PBS | May 6, 2022

U.S. Army Alaska Commander Maj. Gen. Brian Eifler says his top priority is bringing down the increasing rate of suicide among soldiers stationed in the state.

ABC News | May 6, 2022

Dr. Jen Ashton on the physical, cognitive and emotional repercussions of how the body responds when in a concussed state.

WCAX / CBS | May 5, 2022

Almost all people with opioid use disorder have experienced trauma at some point in their lifetime, and about a third of that population report symptoms of PTSD, according to psychiatric experts. University of Vermont researchers want to find out how simultaneous treatment of both conditions can help patients heal faster and more effectively.

The Conversation | May 5, 2022

Severe COVID results in cognitive impairment similar to that sustained between 50 and 70 years of age and is the equivalent of losing ten IQ points, our latest research shows. The effects are still detectable more than six months after the acute illness, and recovery is, at best, gradual.