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Irish head of emergencies at WHO reveals he received death threats during pandemic
The Sligo-born doctor said that he may have post-traumatic stress disorder.
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'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD
Many female asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland are living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, a new report has found.
BBC's Fergal Keane stepping back after post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis
Keane (59) is stepping back from his role to aid his recovery.
1 in 3 victims of Troubles violence have attempted to take their own lives
A support group is calling for better support, funding and care for victims.
Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation
A judge has overruled a previous decision by the Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal.
'Abandoned to the scrap heap': Gardaí describe management attitude to their mental health issues
More than one in six rank-and-file members of An Garda Síochána may have PTSD.
Rescued Thai boys will be monitored for psychological distress for six months
The boys will be monitored for psychological distress.
Ecstasy may relieve Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in war veterans, firefighters and police officers
Sixteen participants who suffered from PTSD when they joined the trial no longer met the criteria for diagnosis.
Column: Celebrities shouldn't peddle misinformation about mental health
The reality is that the public and even policy makers often get their ideas from the media, writes Amy Plant.
20% of cancer patients 'experienced PTSD after diagnosis'
That’s according to a new study published in a peer-reviewed journal.
'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating
Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.
'The parent is the expert': How to talk to children about the Manchester attack
An Irish psychologist explains how to talk to your child about a terror attack like last night’s.
Don't sleep on it: Going to bed angry makes it worse
Memories of negative or traumatic events often last longer than those of positive or neutral experiences, and sleep doesn’t help.
Garda who feared for life in “frenzied Kung Fu-style attack” awarded €60,000 damages
The garda said he suffered PTSD as a result of the attack.
'Sure you’re grand now, your hair has grown back', the PTSD of surviving cancer
Cancer survivors talk about how difficult it can be to re-adjust to life after treatment.
VR's arrival is now closer than ever but what's it all about?
The first real headsets will start arriving at the end of 2015/early 2016, and it could bring benefits far beyond gaming.
'Don't poison the well' - Oculus chief tells rivals not to release bad VR products
The virtual reality company said that it reached out to rivals to ensure that they release as good a product as possible, while their own product is months away.
Concern over high level of undetected PTSD among Irish psychiatric clients
A new study also looked at trauma rates, and found that traumatic incidents were under-reported in some cases.
Column: Why are so many people dismayed by honesty, and so few by pretence?
After I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I was shocked by how many friends challenged my need to be open and honest about it, writes Patricia Tsouros.
More British soldiers killed themselves than died in Afghanistan last year
A total of 50 serving and veteran British soldiers died by suicide last year, more than the 40 who died in combat in Afghanistan.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
'Unborn child is the 17th victim' of Afghan shooting spree
Meanwhile, the wife of the accused soldier Robert Bales has given an interview to US television.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In today’s Fix: DSK maid to sue over ‘prostitute’ claims; women advised to “floss for fertility”; and one quick way to rescue a kitten from a pipe.
How Tetris could help tackle trauma
Researchers at Oxford University say their study shows Tetris could help combat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.