trauma

We went into his office and he had just picked up the phone to call his wife and there was a roar; I mean a roar! And we looked up and it was the aeroplane coming right at us, the second plane. And all I remember saying, was ‘Oh dear God just take my soul’. And as it was...

Debates in traumatology possess an emotional intensity seldom seen in other mental health specialties (e.g. Dobbs, 2009; McNally, 2007). This is perhaps because, unusually among the anxiety disorders, PTSD implies categories of victim and perpetrator that often entangle moral...

Suffering is universal: you attempt to subvert it so that it does not have a destructive, negative effect. You turn it around so that it becomes a creative, positive force.
Terry Waite, who survived four years as a hostage in solitary confinement (quoted in Joseph,...

If you wanted to learn about the psychological problems soldiers have on returning from war, where would you look? You could usefully start by reading the report of a 15-year project at the King’s Centre for Military Research (2010), where you would find detailed...