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ABC News | Apr 2, 2021

The trial of the killing of George Floyd is especially hard for Black Americans.

CNN | Apr 2, 2021

Millions have survived Covid-19 hospitalization, and, for most, the acute physical symptoms have gone away. But many continue to endure the emotional and psychological trauma that comes with having Covid-19. 

The New York Times | Apr 1, 2021

Across the country, doctors who are treating people with post-Covid neurological symptoms say the study’s findings echo what they have been seeing.

MPR News | Mar 31, 2021

Oscar spent weeks in a coma after contracting COVID-19 and is still dealing with some of the long-term physical and psychological effects.

Stars and Stripes | Mar 31, 2021

The documentary “Wounded Heroes,” released on numerous online streaming services March 5, includes interviews with about two dozen veterans and first responders who detail their struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder.

PsyPost | Mar 30, 2021

New neuroimaging research offers preliminary evidence that childhood maltreatment amplifies the impact of combat exposure trauma.

ABC Australia | Mar 30, 2021

Now experts fear people who did not seek help for domestic violence last year, during COVID-19, may be living with unknown brain trauma, which can have devastating long-term health consequences if untreated.

USA Today | Mar 30, 2021

When Black teenagers talk about how George Floyd’s death affected them, many use the same word: trauma.

Military Times | Mar 30, 2021

Kimberly DeFiori shares the trauma she experienced in Afghanistan so that other veterans and first responders aren’t afraid to ask for help.

The Guardian | Mar 30, 2021

Head of Royal College of Psychiatrists warns that the emotional toll from the pandemic could last for years

ESPN | Mar 26, 2021

Players from two Premier League clubs will wear mouthguards embedded with microchips in training sessions to help monitor the impact of headers as part of research into brain injuries, the BBC reported.

Federal News Network | Mar 26, 2021

Medical practitioners at the Veterans Health Administration’s Center of Excellence in Palo Alto are acting on the idea that encouraging veterans to share their stories can help. They’ve teamed with the non-profit TeachAids to develop a project called the Crash Course Concussion Story Wall. 

WOKV | Mar 26, 2021

The Wounded Warrior Project is addressing potential long-term effects of traumatic brain injury by collaborating with the Concussion Legacy Foundation to help enlist people to enroll in brain research.

ABC News | Mar 26, 2021

Doctors say the side effects of trauma are heightened during the pandemic.

CNN | Mar 26, 2021

Are you waking up more often these days from an unpleasant dream, even a scary nightmare? Blame a combination of pandemic-fueled sleep changes, laced with a year's worth of stress, sleep experts say.

The New York Times Magazine | Mar 23, 2021

“If ever we needed to be reminded of how important human connection and support is for people with serious illness,” Meier says, “this pandemic has made the point very, very clearly.”

HuffPost UK | Mar 23, 2021

Experts have warned for some time now we may see a rise in post-traumatic stress disorder-like symptoms as a result of the collective trauma faced from Covid-19 and its impact on society.

The New York Times | Mar 18, 2021

Players said the lawyer for the N.F.L. retiree class knew that race-based criteria were used to deny Black players’ dementia claims. A review of eight such rejections seems to support their argument. | Mar 18, 2021

According to the results, all four treatment groups, including those who received the placebo, achieved "significant reductions" in their PTSD assessment scores at the end.

The Washington Post | Mar 16, 2021

More than two dozen doctors published the first consensus criteria to diagnose the symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) among living people for research purposes, providing a framework for improved further study of the brain disease caused by repetitive hits to the head and commonly associated with contact sports, especially football.

The Irish Times | Mar 15, 2021

‘We have uncovered a new neuro-rehabilitation solution that really works’

BBC | Mar 15, 2021

Patients will be given the drug alongside talking therapy sessions

CNN | Mar 15, 2021

Health care workers have been working for long hours under strenuous conditions. Because of this, Nathaniel Scherer, co-lead author of the systematic review and meta-analysis published Wednesday in PLOS One, said he was not surprised by the numbers.

Psychology Today | Mar 15, 2021

Sleep “washes the brain” and may be key to healing mild traumatic brain injury.

Yahoo! News | Mar 12, 2021

Almost three in five health and social care workers suffered a mental health problem during the first lockdown, figures show.