Sunday, February 8, 2009

Fire Disasters Cause Psychological Distress

Many people will be psychological victims of the fires sweeping through south-eastern Australia as much as physical or economic victims, warns the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Horses Helping to Treat PTSD

Both humans and horses can suffer traumatic experiences.

But humans and horses can also help each other to deal with the stress of trauma. has the story of one therapist using horses to help treat soldiers with PTSD.

A lesson from the ancient Greeks

More than 2,000 years ago, the ancient Greeks used plays to help soldiers in the audience to deal with the stress of war. Now, the U.S. military is trying the same idea with their new "Real Warriors" program, "a program in which servicemembers can talk about and listen to the stories of those who sought help for psychological injuries or traumatic brain injuries."

Stars and Stripes has more.