Topic: Trauma

In the Face of Trauma, Distance Helps People Find Clarity, Study Shows

Aug. 22, 2013

In the wake of tragedies such as the Sandy Hook school shooting, the Boston Marathon bombing and the devastating explosion in the Texas town of West, people are often left asking, "Why did this happen?"

According to new research from The University of Texas at Austin, the best way to make sense of tragedy is to turn away from detailed reports in the news and social media and adopt a more simplified understanding of the event.

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Extinguishing fear

Nov. 10, 2011
Soldiers salute the flag at sunset.

Psychology researchers aim to help military veterans combat PTSD by pairing a memory-enhancing drug with prolonged exposure therapy.

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Memory-Enhancing Drug May Improve Exposure Therapy for PTSD Patients, Study Shows

Nov. 2, 2011

A memory-enhancing drug may improve the speed and effectiveness of prolonged exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients, according to a new pilot study by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin, the University of Washington and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Debating the cultural evolution of war

Jan. 20, 2010

Stephen Sonnenberg and Thomas Palaima discuss war trauma and how our views on war have changed throughout history.

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