Psychologists Propose Horrifying Solution to PTSD in Drone Operators

Drone operators often kill their targets from a continent away, but studies suggest that even thousands of miles of distance cannot mitigate war's devastating psychological effects. But just wait until you hear how researchers propose preventing PTSD, alcohol abuse and thoughts of suicide in drone operators. »10/28/13 10:43am10/28/13 10:43am

Why do some traumatized people get PTSD while others don't?

A fascinating new article by Virginia Hughes in Nature explores the most recent discoveries that neuroscientists have made about the mechanisms that cause post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The story focuses in part on the story of one woman, a psychotherapist who was raped and then thrown off a bridge, and how… »10/16/12 5:30pm10/16/12 5:30pm

From "Irritable Heart" to "Shellshock": How Post-Traumatic Stress Became a Disease

When people have suffered a violent or horrifying experience, the trauma can follow them around for years — and we call that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). From soldiers to accident victims to rape survivors, tons of people have found themselves haunted by their terrible experiences. »4/04/12 4:19pm4/04/12 4:19pm

Post-Traumatic Stress Makes Hulks Out Of All Of Us

Bruce Banner, the Incredible Hulk's alter-ego, suffers from terrible post-traumatic stress disorder in the new Hulk movie. There are a few scenes of Banner freaking out in the bathtub as he remembers the violence of the military's latest attempt to capture him. You can't even get close to Bruce Banner (Edward Norton),… »6/12/08 12:00pm6/12/08 12:00pm