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The MDMA being used to treat trauma is different from the street drug Ecstasy

The MDMA being used to treat trauma is different from the street drug Ecstasy

Joseph Palamar, New York University Langone Medical Center On Nov. 30 the FDA approved a Phase III clinical trial to confirm the effectiveness of treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD…

How common are sexual harassment and rape in the United States?

How common are sexual harassment and rape in the United States?

Sarah Cook, Georgia State University “I have moved in the world as a woman and a man. I never realized the absence of fear, and the feeling of invulnerability until…

New Data: Surprising Number of California Parents Experienced Abuse as Children

New Data: Surprising Number of California Parents Experienced Abuse as Children

By Jocelyn Wiener One out of five California adults with children living in their homes were beaten, kicked or physically abused when they were children, and one in ten were…

How women are harmed by calling sexual assault ‘locker room talk’

How women are harmed by calling sexual assault ‘locker room talk’

Kathryn Holland, University of Michigan Over the past few weeks, millions of Americans have watched a tape from 2005, featuring Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women: “I just start…

Will A Study Save Victims Of Violence Or Gamble With Their Lives?

Will A Study Save Victims Of Violence Or Gamble With Their Lives?

By Aaron Moselle, WHYY Dr. Zoe Maher has never been busier. In addition to being a trauma surgeon and a new mom, she’s spent the last year and a…

How sexual partner abuse has changed with social media

How sexual partner abuse has changed with social media

David Finkelhor, University of New Hampshire and Janis Wolak, University of New Hampshire Incidents involving threats to expose sexual images, or what media are calling “sextortion,” are not new, but…

Why many people don’t talk about traumatic events until long after they occur

Why many people don’t talk about traumatic events until long after they occur

Joan Cook, Yale University When longtime former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed suit July 6 for sexual harassment against the network’s former boss, Roger Ailes, the public response…

Surfing helps veterans cope with PTSD

Surfing helps veterans cope with PTSD

Nick Caddick, Anglia Ruskin University Surfing often conjures up images of freewheeling hippies, but now military veterans are turning to the waves to help them deal with the traumatic legacy…

Five ways to help your child if they are being bullied at school

Five ways to help your child if they are being bullied at school

Mark Heaton, Sheffield Hallam University Bullying is one of the top concerns that parents have about their children’s safety and well-being – and it can make life a misery…

Psychology expert: Why extremists use violence in their quest for significance

Psychology expert: Why extremists use violence in their quest for significance

Arie Kruglanski, University of Maryland The recent attack in New York, which left 29 persons wounded, the bombings in New Jersey and the knife attack in Minnesota serve as a…

How violence and racism are related, and why it all matters

How violence and racism are related, and why it all matters

Sarah Malotane Henkeman, University of Cape Town Racism is a form of both visible and invisible violence. Veteran peace researcher Johan Galtung has shown that violence is cultural, structural and…