PTSD psychotherapy changes the brain’s ‘traffic’

Trauma-focused psychotherapy is one of the best PTSD treatments. New research clarifies how it actually works to change the brain.

UT Austin • futurity
Jan. 27, 2021 ~5 min

Child services targets poor families for biased reasons

The child welfare system in the US often targets poor families for unnecessary investigations or child removals, the author of a new book argues.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~10 min

Early trauma leads to changes in the blood

Early trauma changes metabolites in the blood, researchers find. Those changes can be passed down to the next generation, too, experiments with mice reveal.

Rita Ziegler-Zurich • futurity
Oct. 21, 2020 ~7 min

More than 25% of Americans face depression during COVID

One in four American adults is now likely to be experiencing symptoms of depression, a threefold increase from last year.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Sept. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Trauma may increase cognitive decline with age

People who experienced trauma faced greater cognitive decline as they aged as compared to people who didn't face trauma, a new study shows.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

Strong bonds later can’t erase early trauma for baboons

Having friends as adults doesn't ease early life trauma, a new study with baboons shows.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~9 min

Even videos of police killings can be traumatic

"...we are already mistrustful of law enforcement, watching police kill individuals who look like us or members of our families is traumatic."

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
July 17, 2020 ~5 min

A ‘journey mindset’ can get you through pandemic stress

"A journey mindset helps us focus on the incremental changes and growth we accumulate along the way."

Stanford • futurity
July 16, 2020 ~7 min

Intervention gets kids who see violence at home more support

The right outreach "can play a critical role in identifying and linking children at risk of PTSD to early intervention mental health programs."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~6 min

Your coping and resilience strategies might need to shift as the COVID-19 crisis continues

As the pandemic drags on, uncertainty and fears about health and safety mix with confusion and challenges tied to re-opening society. You need flexibility when picking your coping strategies.

Steven Jay Lynn, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
July 13, 2020 ~7 min