The Prevalence of PTSD in Teens
By now, bullying and cyberbullying are on many parents' minds. But just how common are these problems among teens?
Painful Childhoods May Prompt Some to Enlist
For kids who grow up in hostile homes, adverse experiences are common. And for some people, joining the armed forces may be an attempt to leave a negative home life behind.
Bruises on the Outside – and the Inside
Domestic abuse has been linked to all kinds of other health problems, including mental illness. The question is how strong the link is between victimization and mental health.
When the "Ugly Duckling" is Overweight
Most are familiar with pop culture's stereotypes when it comes to bullying. "The fat kid" always gets made fun of by other kids. But bullying is no laughing matter. A recent study found that the majority of teenagers getting treatment for their weight had been bullied.
Battle Wounds of Bullying
More and more research is looking at the long-term harm of bullying. In some cases, severe bullying may play a part in post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Impact of Abuse is Far-Reaching
The long-term psychological effects of rape are not news. But women who are raped often suffer in many less obvious and unseen ways.
PTSD Rates of Assaulted Women
Rape is a difficult subject to discuss for most people. But a person who has been sexually assaulted can be at high risk for a second assault — and for post traumatic stress disorder.
The Abuse Is Past But Effects Linger
The impact of child abuse doesn't end when a child escapes an abusive environment. But knowing their future risks of health issues can help abused individuals seek treatment early.
Home Violence Leaves Psychological Scars
The trauma of seeing violence in the home firsthand takes its toll on children as it is. When they experience more traumatic events, their risk of mental health concerns is even greater.
Knowing Stress Is Half the Battle
The rates of post traumatic stress disorder can vary significantly by nationality. More concerning are the rates of those with PTSD not receiving treatment.