Abnormal psychology

For one of their projects, children were asked to draw two worlds: the reality they live in today and an imaginary world they would like for themselves, and then connect the two with a bridge.

A mental health crisis on Lesbos is worsening 


Reports of suicide attempts within the refugee population are up, as are other symptoms related to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Meanwhile, virtually all mental services on the island are at capacity. 

Global mental health issues woefully overlooked

Health & Medicine
The World

Do men really suffer from postpartum depression?

Health & Medicine

A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis

The Lingering Stress of War for Military Families

The Collective Experience of PTSD

All this week, we’ve been talking about the experience of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is experienced by our men and women in uniform returning home from war. As we heard all week from veterans and service members themselves, much of that experience is lonely and isolating. Most Americans, after all, don’t think much about […]

Some soldiers confront reality where PTSD is part of their identity

Global Politics

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have sent hundreds of thousands of soldiers home with post-traumatic stress disorder. The issue is serious, but for some it’s even more complicated. For soldiers like Matt Cook, the psychological toll of war once seemed like an essential right of passage. Today, it’s his reality.

A.D.H.D. an under- (and over-) diagnosed problem

Health & Medicine

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder is becoming more common among kids. Rates of diagnosis have shot up over the past decade. At the same time, though, experts say some classes of kids are still going undiagnosed, perhaps because of where they live, or their gender.

Military uses war simulations to help prevent PTSD in soldiers

Health & Medicine

War simulations are being used by the military to mentally prepare and test soldiers for the stressful conditions they could face during war. Researchers hope to prevent future cases of PTSD among combat veterans through new initiatives they’re testing now.

A new name for PTSD could reduce stigma among veterans

Health & Medicine

Thousands of American soldiers suffer from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, yet many of them don’t seek help. Mental health professionals are hoping changing the name of PTSD will stamp out a stigma and encourage more veterans to request treatment.